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Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long make a statement of unity during anthem

At a time when many around the nation are talking about a search for some sense of unity, a pair of football players gave us a picture of it Thursday night. As the national anthem played before the Eagles-Bills game, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins raised his fist in a silent protest, as he has since [more]

Michael Bennett: Protest for equality needs a few white faces

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett has been the most outspoken of late, among the players protesting during the national anthem by sitting or raising a fist. And he’d like to have a little more help in the effort — specifically from a white player. “It would take a white player to really get things changed,” [more]

Rams started pursuit of Watkins when Bills didn’t exercise fifth-year option

The trade that brought receiver Sammy Watkins to the Rams was more than three months in the making. In an interview that will be included within Thursday’s PFT Live, Rams G.M. Les Snead explained how the team first became interested in Watkins. “I think he landed on the radar screen when the Bills’ organization didn’t [more]

Eagles cut Ryan Mathews

That was quick. We noted when running back Ryan Mathews was cleared to return from a neck injury that it made it possible for the Eagles to cut him. Now they’ve done just that. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Eagles cut Mathews immediately after he had been given official clearance by the [more]

Nathan Peterman to play with the second-string for the Bills

Tyrod Taylor remains the unquestioned starter in Buffalo. But a rookie could be making a case for being Taylor’s primary backup. Coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that former Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman will be the No. 2 quarterback in the team’s next preseason game, against the Eagles on Thursday night. “He’s done a good job, [more]

Ryan Mathews cleared to play, can now be cut

Eagles running back Ryan Mathews had been medically cleared to play, which means he probably won’t be an Eagles running back for much longer. Mathews had his surgically repaired neck checked out, and doctors gave him a clean bill of health. That’s good news for Mathews — and for the Eagles, because it allows them [more]

Eagles plan “a game-plan thing” for slot receiver work

The trade of wide receiver Jordan Matthews took a good friend away from Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and left the team without the player who was slated to man the slot receiver role during the 2017 season. On Monday, offensive coordinator Frank Reich was asked about the plans for the position now that Matthews is [more]

Howie Roseman goes inside the Jordan Matthews trade

The Eagles decided on Friday to deal receiver Jordan Matthews to the Bills. On Monday, the man who made the move for the Eagles joined PFT Live to discuss the process. It was a candid, nuts-and-bolts look from Eagles executive V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman at how deals get done, and the bottom line [more]

Ryan Mathews in Philly to have neck checked out

The Eagles still have running back Ryan Mathews on their roster, although he has neither practiced with the team this summer nor been around during training camp. Mathews had neck surgery after the end of the 2016 season and the word out of Philadelphia all offseason has been that the Eagles plan to cut him [more]

Chris Long: “This isn’t a political issue. This is right or wrong.”

Chris Long has heard the suggestions, after he tweeted out his criticisms of the weekend’s protests in Virginia and of President Donald Trump. But he’s not sticking to sports. The Eagles defensive end and longtime resident of Charlottesville, Va., decried what was happening there, and the leaders whom he believes aren’t doing enough to stop [more]

Which team gained the most from Friday’s trades?

In the immediate aftermath of the announcement that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had been suspended six games, the Bills announced a pair of trades that shook up the NFL. So with the dust settling on the transactions, who got the most of the moves that sent receiver Sammy Watkins and a sixth-round pick to [more]

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett sits for national anthem

If the NFL was hoping player activism would die down with Colin Kaepernick currently not employed, they appear to be mistaken. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat on the bench as the rest of the stood with arms locked for the national anthem prior to Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to [more]

Jim Schwartz: It’s exciting to have Ronald Darby

Earlier this month, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said he was looking for cornerbacks “who can survive the slings and arrows of training camp” when discussing a position that many thought was a weak spot for the team heading into the 2017 season. The team saw their initial group face slings and arrows for a [more]

Carson Wentz: It’s tough to see Jordan Matthews go

The Eagles traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick to the Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby on Friday in a move that addressed a need in the secondary and took one of quarterback Carson Wentz‘s closest friends on the team off the roster. Wentz and four other Eagles took Matthews to dinner on [more]

Mike McCarthy: Hits that concussed Dupre, Randall were illegal

Packers wide receiver Malachi Dupre was released from the hospital and back at the Packers facility on Friday after being taken for further observation on Thursday night. Dupre was put on a backboard and taken off the field on a stretcher after a hit from Eagles safety Tre Sullivan in the fourth quarter of Green [more]

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