Results matching “Kaepernick”

Goodell, Boldin, Jenkins tout partnership between owners and Players Coalition

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin, founders of the Players Coalition, today on a conference call to tout a partnership that will result in NFL owners providing $89 million to social justice causes supported by the players. “We have a unique opportunity here for NFL players [more]

Colin Kaepernick is on the short list for Time’s Person of the Year

Time magazine (which like most magazines is now more like a pamphlet) annually names a Person of the Year. A football player who has played no football at all this year is one of the finalists. Via, unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made the short list. He graced the cover of the pamphletzine a [more]

Russell Okung: NFL’s social-justice deal is “a farce”

Chargers tackle Russell Okung previously belonged to the Players Coalition. Like others (including 49ers safety Eric Reid and Dolphins safety Michael Thomas), Okung has left the group. “That’s just something, I feel, that’s been made into a farce,” Okung said Friday, via the Los Angeles Times. “We are in a sport where we have people of [more]

NFL’s social-justice deal solves nothing

The NFL and the players who have been leading the effort to take to the NFL about the anthem controversy have reached a deal. But it’s not really a deal, which is probably the best news for the players. And the worst news for the NFL. The league, which remains petrified by the power that [more]

Joe Callahan is ready to go if needed (as if he’d have a choice)

From the moment Packers coach Mike McCarthy barked “did you just listen to the question I just answered?” at a reporter who had the nerve to ask whether Colin Kaepernick could be added to the post-Aaron Rodgers quarterback depth chart, one thing became clear: Former Division III quarterback Joe Callahan would be one injury to [more]

Week 11 power rankings

1. Eagles (9-1; last week No. 1): Step One for making the no-kicker strategy work? Get Carson Wentz to play quarterback. 2. Patriots (8-2; No. 2): La puerta esta abierta for a Super Bowl win. 3. Steelers (8-2; No. 3): They’re really good, but still not good enough to beat the Patriots in a playoff [more]

Hundreds of protesters take a knee outside AT&T Stadium

Hundreds of protesters showed up outside AT&T Stadium before the start of the Eagles-Cowboys game on Sunday night. The protest was organized by Friendship West and Pastor Freddie Haynes, via Mike Leslie of WFAA. Protest organizers supplemented police with their own volunteer security. Some in the crowd wore Colin Kaepernick jerseys. Protesters, who gathered around [more]

PFT’s Week 11 picks

The bad news is that I’m now nine games behind MDS through 10 weeks. (Pointing out that it’s through 10 weeks makes it sound a little less lame.) The good news is that it can’t get much worse this week. We disagree on only one game. And it’s one of the biggest games of the [more]

Bruce Arians: Blaine Gabbert isn’t bad, he was just “on really [expletive] teams”

Cardinals third-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert may have to start this week because of injuries to Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is saying the Cardinals will be fine with Gabbert — and using colorful language to do so. Arians said Gabbert’s struggles throughout his NFL career haven’t been Gabbert’s fault but the [more]

Texans sticking with Tom Savage because they sort of have to

Tom Savage wasn’t very good yesterday. But apparently going with the theory that it can always get worse, the Texans are sticking with him. Texans coach Bill O’Brien told reporters Monday that Savage would start again this week against the Cardinals. That eliminates what might ordinarily be more of a question in other circumstances, since [more]

Geragos to Texans: Thank you for making Kaepernick’s case stronger

Ten days ago, attorney Mark Geragos predicted that quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be signed within 10 days. It hasn’t happened yet. And Geragos has two words to say about that: Thank you. “I have to say I just thought it was a no-brainer that somebody would do the right thing and sign him and the [more]

T.J. Yates gets some work with Texans’ first-string offense

Texans coach Bill O’Brien has been known to have a quick hook with his quarterbacks, so the news that backup T.J. Yates was getting some work with the first string on Wednesday is eye opening. With Deshaun Watson out for the season, Yates is the backup to starter Tom Savage, with Josh Johnson as the [more]

Jerry Jones thinks there won’t be any collusion evidence on his phone

As the Colin Kaepernick collusion case moves forward, Kaepernick’s lawyers soon will be gathering text messages and emails, based on a narrow array of search terms, from phones used by key NFL figures, including Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. But Jones thinks they won’t get much from his cell phone device. ‘They’re gonna be a little [more]

NFL rejects player request for mediation, reiterates Kaepernick invitation

Certain aspects of the effort to cure a lingering intersection of politics and football has become bogged down by a political football. As a coalition of players hopes to meet with the league and selected owners in an effort to solve the anthem controversy once and for all, the NFL has declined to conduct the [more]

Texans to activate tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz from IR

The Texans are about to have another target for Not Colin Kaepernick to throw the ball to. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are expected to activate tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz from injured reserve this week. Fiedorowicz was placed on IR after suffering a concussion in the opener. At the time, he [more]