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Calls for NFL boycott emerging from Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment

The crowdsourcing effort by teams like the Ravens to determine whether Colin Kaepernick should have a job now has another factor to consider: Fans who believe Kaepernick is being unfairly shunned may shun pro football. In addition to online petitions that have lingered for the past few weeks, the Atlanta NAACP announced on Friday a [more]

Blair Walsh: They taunted me first

I know your are. But what am I? Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh, spotted gesturing at former Minnesota teammates after nailing a pair of 52-yard field goals on Friday night, said after the game that he taunted them because they had started it. “I simply was just responding to getting taunted,” Walsh said, via ESPN.com. “I [more]

LeGarrette Blount brushes off preseason struggles

Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount has struggled this preseason. Which he says matters not at all. After carrying five times for 18 yards and losing a fumble on Thursday night against the Bills, Blount said he has never been a big-time preseason player. “You go back and look at my preseason performance and then go [more]

Seahawks confirm George Fant needs ACL surgery

The Seahawks need to find a new left tackle. George Fant, who was carted off the field during Friday night’s game against the Vikings, has to have ACL surgery, coach Pete Carroll said. “Really broken-hearted about George Fant getting hurt,” Carroll said. “Just unfortunate. He’s done so much, come so far and everybody’s cheering for [more]

Blair Walsh makes it a point to show Vikings he’s back

It wasn’t like the Vikings cut kicker Blair Walsh for no reason last season. They had, after all, trusted him enough to sign him to a four-year, $13 million extension before the season. But he went 12 for 16 on field goals and missed four extra points, and the Vikings released him after nine games. [more]

George Fant carted off for the Seahawks

The games that don’t count routinely result in injuries that do. For the Seahawks, left tackle George Fant has an injury that may keep him out for a while. A day after being named the Week One starter, Fant exited Friday night’s game against Minnesota with a right knee injury that appears to be serious. [more]

Kasen Williams makes a splash with the first team

Receiver Kasen Williams, a Washington native who played for the Huskies, is hoping to finally make an impact on the local NFL team. In his third season with the Seahawks and limited contributions in the first two, Williams has made a major impact in the 2017 preseason. Of his six catches for 147 yards and [more]

As Michael Bennett sits, two teammates stand with hand on his shoulder

Like five nights ago, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett sat for the national anthem before a game. Unlike five night ago, he had two teammates with him. Via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, tackle Justin Britt and cornerback Jeremy Lane stood near Bennett with a hand on his shoulder during the anthem preceding [more]

Jordan Howard to miss preseason game with eye injury

Bears running back Jordan Howard won’t play in Saturday night’s preseason game at Arizona after suffering an eye injury in today’s practice. The Bears said Howard suffered a corneal abrasion. It is not believed to be serious. Howard wasn’t likely to play much if at all anyway, as the Bears know he’s going to be [more]

Falcons signing veteran OL Austin Pasztor

The Falcons are signing veteran offensive lineman Austin Pasztor to a one-year deal, according to a tweet from Pasztor’s agent, Sunny Shah. Pasztor, 26, started 43 games and played in 15 others the past five seasons for Jacksonville and Cleveland. He started 16 games last season for the Browns, playing both right tackle and right [more]

Stephen Paea pushing for starting NT job with Cowboys

Stephen Paea was miscast in a 3-4 defense the past two seasons. He’s back at a familiar spot with the Cowboys, reunited with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and playing the nose in the Tampa 2. “Just be aggressive in there,” Paea said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “A lot of guys they [more]

Washington waives WR Kendal Thompson with injury settlement

Washington announced it has waived receiver Kendal Thompson with an injury settlement. Thompson, 25, signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent out of Utah in 2016. He was waived before the start of the season but brought back on the practice squad. Washington signed him to a future/reserve contract in January but a leg [more]

Stefon Diggs to wear Starbucks cleats tonight

If/when Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs ever leaves Minnesota, he could be destined for the place he’ll be playing tonight. With his team in Seattle for a game against the Seahawks, Diggs will be rocking Starbucks cleats, via SportsBusiness Daily. The shoes, made by Nike and designed by Mache Custom Kicks, look like a cup of [more]

Rams signing LB Davis Tull

The Rams are signing linebacker Davis Tull, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Tull was a fifth-round pick of the Saints out of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2015. He spent his first season on injured reserve. New Orleans released him before the start of the 2016 season, and he spent time on the practice squad of [more]

McCloughan: Jags should be patient with QBs they have

Former San Francisco and Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan made his first visit to PFT Live (as a non-G.M.) on Monday, and I had a project for him. I pretended to be Tom Coughlin (Scot even called five minutes early), and I asked him to pretend to be G.M. Dave Caldwell. We then tried to identify [more]

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