Results matching “Kaepernick”

Aaron Rodgers hints that he’ll kneel

The anthem protests and other efforts to advance the causes of racial equality and equal justice have been missing the direct involvement of franchise quarterbacks. That could end today. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has posted on Instagram a photo himself and several teammates kneeling on a practice field, a possible hint that Rodgers will be [more]

Ray Lewis kneels with the Ravens during the anthem

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has found himself previously in the center of the Colin Kaepernick controversy, whose unemployment traces (whether anyone admits it or not) to his decision to become the first player to not stand during the national anthem. On Sunday in London, Lewis took a knee along with multiple Ravens players during the [more]

Arthur Blank decries “creating division or demonizing viewpoints”

Falcons owner Arthur Blank has joined the list of NFL owners issuing statements in response to President Trump’s comments about players who engage in protests during the national anthem. “We are at our very best when we are working together, building unity and including everyone’s voice in a constructive dialogue,” Blank said in a statement [more]

Jed York calls President’s remarks “callous” and “offensive”

The anthem protests began a year ago, with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On Saturday, the owner of the 49ers responded to the comments from the Commander-in-Chief regarding players who choose to do the same. “The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for,” 49ers CEO Jed [more]

Will other owners follow Giants’ lead?

It was Giants co-owner John Mara who inadvertently legitimized the business-related reasons for shunning Colin Kaepernick earlier this year. Now, Mara and his partner, Steve Tisch, have no come out with a strong statement condemning President Trump’s verbal assault on players who choose not to stand for the national anthem. Will other owners follow suit? [more]

NFLPA “will never back down” when protecting player constitutional rights

Just as the focus on the national anthem protests seemed to be subsiding, the President stirred it up again with his ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now’ remarks. The union representing the men the President would regard as sons of bitches has now responded. “Whether or not Roger [Goodell] and [more]

Trump to NFL owners: Fire players who don’t stand for the national anthem

President Trump today called on NFL owners to cut any players who don’t stand for the national anthem, the strongest statement yet from the president about the anthem protests that began last year with Colin Kaepernick and have since grown to include players on several teams. “We’re proud of our country. We respect our flag,” [more]

Chris Long named NFLPA Community MVP for Week Two

Eagles defensive end Chris Long announced this week that he is donating his first six game checks of the season to fund a pair of scholarships to his high school and he’ll now have $10,000 more to use for charitable causes. Long went to the St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia and said in a [more]

Players who drafted memo think NFL can help create positive change

The players who sent the memo to NFL comissioner Roger Goodell earlier this year said they haven’t gotten a response from the league per se, but that conversations have been productive. Four players sent a memo to the league asking for the NFL’s support for an activism awareness month, in which players could continue their [more]

Deshaun Watson could make things interesting in New England

The Texans get yet another crack at the Patriots with yet another quarterback. Maybe this time it will be different. Apart from the fact that the New England defense has struggled relative to its past standard in 2017, the Patriots at times have had a hard time corralling and containing quarterbacks who are fleet of [more]

The next move in Cincinnati could be the quarterback

After playing two games only four days apart and scoring a grand total of no touchdowns in 120 minutes of football at home and putting coach Marvin Lewis in the throes of a “near mutiny,” the Bengals changed offensive coordinators. Next, they could be changing quarterbacks. The team insists that quarterback Andy Dalton is safe. [more]

Kaepernick finally says he wants to play

As noted last week on Football Night in America, Colin Kaepernick is working out five days per week and ready to play football. And he wants to play football. After months of silence, Kaepernick has  in comments to Shaun King of the New York Daily News.  King asked Kaepernick whether hew wants to play, and [more]

Tom Brady says Colin Kaepernick is qualified to be in the NFL

Aaron Rodgers has vouched for Colin Kaepernick. Tom Brady now has, too. Appearing on the CBS Sunday morning news show, Brady expressed his opinions regarding whether Kaepernick will get another chance in the NFL. “I sure hope so,” Brady said. “I’ve always watched him and admired him, the way that he’s played. He was a [more]

NFLPA gives Colin Kaepernick its Community MVP award

The players union recognized another player who’s doing more than his share to help people off the field. And the fact he’s not on the field allows them to get a not-so-subtle dig in at the owners who won’t let Colin Kaepernick onto a field. The NFLPA announced that the former 49ers quarterback was named [more]

Bengals can easily escape Andy Dalton’s contract after the season

Andy Dalton‘s job is safe, according to a head coach whose job isn’t. If the Bengals decide not to give Marvin Lewis another new contract after his expires after Week 17 and a new coach comes in, what happens to Dalton? Answer: Whatever the Bengals want to happen with Dalton. His Kaepernick-style, year-to-year contract has [more]