Results matching “Kaepernick”

NFL now braces for the fallout from Marshawn Lynch protest

Keeping Colin Kaepernick out of the NFL has kept away plenty of scrutiny that may have come from politicians who have made their views clear on Kaepernick’s protests. But that hasn’t kept the protests out of football, which will now make the NFL sit back and worry about the potential fallout from the activities of [more]

Marshawn Lynch stood for the anthem in Seattle, contrary to Jack Del Rio’s claim

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has not explained publicly why he sat out the national anthem before Saturday night’s game. But he did explain himself privately to Raiders coach Jack Del Rio — who then gave a misleading account of Lynch’s past actions to reporters. “He said, ‘This is something I have done for 11 [more]

Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem

Marshawn Lynch was back for his first NFL game since 2015 on Saturday night, and while he didn’t get on the field for the Raiders’ preseason opener, he did get noticed. Lynch sat during the national anthem, echoing the actions of Colin Kaepernick, who began a national conversation when he sat during the anthem during [more]

NFLPA president: We’re ready to help Colin Kaepernick

The fact that the NFL Players Association hasn’t weighed in regarding the Colin Kaepernick situation has caused some to conclude that the NFLPA has chosen not to do so. The truth seems to be that Kaepernick has asked the union to do nothing, for now. That’s the message that screams from between the lines of [more]

Malcolm Jenkins continues his own anthem protest

If Colin Kaepernick ever ends up back in the NFL, he’s already sent word he won’t be protesting. But one of his biggest supporters in the league — who does have a job playing football — continued making his own statement last night. According to Tim McManus of ESPN.com, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins continued his [more]

Tyrann Mathieu: Kap took a step back, but he can still play

Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has spent his entire career playing in the same division as Colin Kaepernick, and he’s seen both the good and the bad. Mathieu said on PFT Live that Kaepernick wasn’t as tough to beat in 2015 and 2016 as he had been in 2013 and 2014. “I’ve had the chance [more]

Spike Lee announces a rally for Colin Kaepernick on August 23

The last time Spike Lee tried to make a Colin Kaepernick-related announcement on social media, Lee whiffed. This time around, Lee is likely to be more accurate. Lee has posted a proclamation that a rally will be held for Colin Kaepernick (apparently spelled “Kapernick” in the announcement) at the league offices on Wednesday, August 23. [more]

Ryan Mallett knows Thursday is a big chance for him

Perhaps the first week of training camp was a wakeup call for Ryan Mallett. Either way, the Ravens backup quarterback has a chance to make a good impression when they begin the preseason Thursday against Washington, and put aside an ugly start to training camp and perhaps some persistent rumors. With Joe Flacco out with [more]

Johnny Manziel wants to get into coaching if no NFL comeback

Johnny Manziel declared that he wants to get back to football, possibly as a coach. But as with many things in his career, he chose an unusual place to make that declaration. Via ESPN, Manziel said that if he wasn’t able to get back to the NFL, his goal is to get into coaching. He [more]

How has Jay Cutler fared against the Patriots? Not too well

The Dolphins have set their sights on taking down the Patriots. Coach Adam Gase embraces the challenge, since it provides the ultimate measuring stick for any NFL team. Gase’s team’s new quarterback has faced that ultimate measuring stick three prior times. And the stick routinely has been stuck in places where sticks don’t normally go. [more]

Report: Tim Tebow, Kyle Orton among QBs Dolphins considered

The Dolphins signed Jay Cutler on Sunday, ending speculation about what move they would make at the quarterback position in the wake of Ryan Tannehill re-injuring his left knee during practice last week. Cutler wasn’t the only name under consideration by the team. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports three other names that were [more]

Plan for Joe Flacco’s return to field “not quite there yet”

When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco spoke to reporters during the first week of training camp, he said he hoped to be back on the field in a week after resting his injured back. It’s been more than a week since Flacco made those comments and he has yet to return to the field, so any [more]

Kenny Easley: Black lives matter, and all lives matter, too

Kenny Easley waited 25 years to earn induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, so he was going to make the most of his allotted time behind the microphone. Easley didn’t mention Colin Kaepernick by name, but the former Seahawks safety used a minute of his 21 minutes and 50 seconds to take a [more]

Doug Baldwin changes his mind about the reasons for Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment

Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin originally didn’t believe that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was having a hard time finding a job due to issues other than football. Baldwin has now changed his mind. “My original position was, I thought that the situation last year with him taking a knee [during the national anthem] didn’t have [more]

Saturday one-liners

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers channeled Hall & Oates when discussing whether he’s interested in spending another year on the practice squad. Giants QB Eli Manning spent his day off from practice calling plays. Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery has recovered from a strained shoulder, but he was still given Friday off for rest. Video of Washington [more]