Results matching “Kaepernick”

New York Times publishes more secretly-recorded quotes from last year’s anthem meeting

The secret recording made during last year’s meeting between owners, league executives, and players regarding the anthem protests extend well beyond Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie calling the current presidency “f–king disastrous.” The New York Times has published more quotes from the meeting, and they are at times revealing and at other times inflammatory. As to [more]

Stephen Ross questioned in Kaepernick collusion case

The parade of NFL owners to the hot seat continues. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has become the latest prominent witness in the Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that Kaepernick’s lawyers questioned Ross under oath on Tuesday. Ross joins Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Texans owner Bob McNair, Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome, [more]

Pete Carroll: Reports of postponement of Kaepernick workout were “blown up”

The NFL continues to not give Colin Kaepernick employment, even after Amnesty International gave him its 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award. The Seahawks, however, claim that they haven’t ruled out adding him. “We’re still battling on all fronts, on all guys,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Monday, via ESPN.com. “We’re still looking at guys [more]

Amnesty International gives Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award

Colin Kaepernick knew that taking a stand would negatively impact his football career. He did it anyway. On Saturday, Amnesty International recognized his sacrifice by giving him the Ambassador of Conscience Award. “Racialized oppression and dehumanization is woven into the very fabric of our nation — the effects of which can be seen in the [more]

Pete Carroll: Colin Kaepernick discussion is still open

The Seahawks were set to meet with free agent Colin Kaepernick last week, but the meeting never wound up happening. Depending on which reports you read, that was because Kaepernick wouldn’t pledge to stand during the national anthem or because the Seahawks wanted to know more about Kaepernick’s overall plans including his pursuit of a [more]

Earl Thomas skips start of Seahawks workouts

With all the other exits and storylines surrounding the Seahawks this offseason, the future of Earl Thomas has slid by without much notice. At least until now. According to Brock Huard of KIRO, the veteran safety was not present for the start of the Seahawks voluntary workouts yesterday, setting an ominous tone for the final [more]

Colin Kaepernick walks into league office, says he’s “doing great”

As he continues to press his case that NFL owners have colluded against him, Colin Kaepernick was at the league office this morning. Kaepernick and his attorneys are at the league office to depose NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, TMZ reports. “Doing great,” Kaepernick told TMZ. “I love y’all and we’re gonna keep going.” One [more]

Adidas: We’ll sign Kaepernick if an NFL team signs him

If Colin Kaepernick returns to the NFL, he’ll have an endorsement deal waiting for him. Adidas says it would like to have Kaepernick under contract if he becomes an active player again. “If he signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him,” Adidas North America President Mark King said, via the Arizona [more]

Seahawks sign four as offseason program gets started

Quarterback Austin Davis isn’t the only player who signed a contract with the Seahawks on Monday. In a release announcing Davis’ return to the team, the Seahawks also announced that four other players have signed contracts for 2018. Three of the players were exclusive rights free agents who were tendered contracts earlier in the offseason. [more]

Seahawks signing another non-Kaepernick quarterback

The Seahawks continue to add to their depth chart, though it may not impact that one rather big possibility they were linked to last week. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are re-signing quarterback Austin Davis, adding another less-than-stellar backup to Russell Wilson. They signed Stephen Morris (who has never thrown [more]

Can NFL teams make hiring and firing decisions based on anthem protests?

Given the recent uptick in news regarding the anthem controversy, it’s time to address some of the fundamental questions relating to the situation. The goal of this article is to take a fairly complicated and polarizing societal question and analyze it, objectively and thoroughly, from the perspective of labor and employment law. (For those wondering [more]

Friday morning one-liners

The Bills invited five University of Buffalo players to workouts. Florida DT Taven Bryan is a potential Dolphins draft pick. WR Jordan Matthews spoke to Danny Amendola before taking No. 80 with the Patriots. Is Josh Rosen the safe quarterback choice for the Jets? Eyes will be on Ravens WR Michael Crabtree during summer workouts [more]

Seahawks sign Stephen Morris

The Seahawks are signing a backup quarterback, one who has presumably agreed to stand for the national anthem. Seattle has signed quarterback Stephen Morris, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. That news will stoke the controversy regarding the Seahawks’ dealings with Colin Kaepernick, whom they canceled a workout with when he wouldn’t commit to standing for [more]

How will conflict over cancellation of Kaepernick workout be resolved?

The dueling reports regarding the reasons for the cancellation of the Colin Kaepernick workout in Seattle set the stage for a good, old-fashioned pissing match. From Kaepernick’s perspective (as reported by ESPN, Yahoo Sports, and PFT), the Seahawks canceled the workout because Kaepernick declined to commit that he wouldn’t kneel during the anthem. From the [more]

Jerry Jones is questioned in Kaepernick collusion grievance

Thursday ended up being a very eventful day for the pending collusion grievance filed by free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports, and PFT has confirmed, that Kaepernick’s lawyers questioned Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Thursday. Jones becomes to fourth witness questioned by Kaepernick’s counsel; previously, Texans owner Bob McNair, Ravens G.M. [more]