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Giants players considering joining anthem protests

The Giants have not had any players taking a knee or raising a fist during the playing of the national anthem at their first two games of the season, but a couple of players on the team said there may be a change in the wake of the death of Terrence Crutcher in Tulsa. Crutcher…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Patriots coach Bill Belichick deserves credit for continuing to win no matter who plays quarterback. Said Bills C Eric Wood of changing offensive coordinators, “There’s some difficult aspects, but at this point in the season, we can’t reinvent the wheel. A lot of the plays we’re going to be pretty familiar with. We’ll see how…

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ESPN defends Trent Dilfer, feigns outrage over those who point out links to Trent Baalke

ESPN wants its analysts to say things that attract attention. When the things they say attract scrutiny, ESPN will defend them, #asexpected. That’s precisely what has happened in the aftermath of Week One’s debut from the new Sunday NFL Countdown crew, which featured filibusters from Randy Moss, Charles Woodson, and Trent Dilfer regarding the Colin Kaepernick-sparked…

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Colin Kaepernick has received death threats, which he says proves point

Colin Kaepernick has been sitting or kneeling for the national anthem all season, to protest the lack of racial equality and unfair treatment of minorities by law enforcement. And on a day when he was asked about the shooting of another unarmed black man by police, the 49ers quarterback casually mentioned that he had gotten…

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Malcolm Jenkins: “If your heart’s in the right place, it’s easy to do it”

When he decided to lead a protest, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins knew people would be watching him. But he admitted the feeling he got when he and three teammates raised their fists during the national anthem last night was something he didn’t expect, and that the idea of a teamwide demonstration began to feel inappropriate…

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Three Eagles raise fists during national anthem

Three Eagles players raised their fists during the national anthem before tonight’s game in Chicago, in the NFL’s latest anthem demonstration. Eagles defensive end Steven Means, strong safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive back Ron Brooks all raised their fists. The rest of the Eagles, and all players on the Bears, stood at attention. Jenkins said…

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49ers not thinking about a quarterback change

Things didn’t go as well for the 49ers against the Panthers on Sunday as they did against the Rams on the first Monday night of the season, but they aren’t going to respond by making a quarterback change. Blaine Gabbert was 17-of-36 for 243 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the 46-27 loss with…

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Roger Goodell on protests: “We want them to use that voice”

In the immediate aftermath of Colin Kaepernick’s first protest of the national anthem, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he believed in the right to free speech, but also wanted to make sure everyone knew he was a genuine star-spangled patriot (if not a Patriot). But in discussing the continued displays over the weeks since, Goodell said he…

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Cam Newton turns it over early, allowing 49ers an early lead

The 49ers were able to make an early statement. But it wasn’t anything to do with the flag. Taking advantage of a penalty on the kickoff return and a Cam Newton interception, the 49ers were able to get a field goal out of the deal for an early 3-0 lead on the road. Panthers quarterback…

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Fritz Pollard Alliance issues statement of support for protesting players

It’s still been less than a month since 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem was first noticed. The story continues to linger and grow, with more and more players joining in the demonstrations, which primarily arise from concerns raised by Kaepernick about police misconduct against African-Americans and people of…

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Eagles planning anthem demonstration on Monday night

The first Sunday of the regular season coincided with the 15th anniversary of 9/11. And while there were still some demonstrations from NFL players during the national anthem, at least one team refrained on that day — but won’t in Week Two. “Everybody wants to be a part of it and I feel like it’s…

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Ron Rivera would rather keep his politics and his football separate

Ron Rivera has already said his piece about the flag, and Colin Kaepernick’s right to take a knee through the national anthem if he pleases. But the Panthers coach might have to see it again this weekend, along with facing some other social issues he would rather not have to deal with. Via Bill Voth…

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Trent Dilfer doubles down on backup quarterback distractions

Trent Dilfer’s elevation to the big desk at ESPN has come with big scrutiny. And it’s been a big mess. Dilfer criticized 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for violating the unofficial code of the backup quarterback, which apparently (according to Dilfer) means staying out of view and keeping your mouth shut. “[T]he big thing that hit me…

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Kaepernick calls Dilfer’s comments “ridiculous”

Linebacker Eli Harold isn’t the only 49er who doesn’t like what ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer had to say about quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick doesn’t like it, either. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News asked Kaepernick about Dilfer’s remarks following Monday’s 28-0 welcome-back-to-Cali win over the Rams. “I think that’s one of the most…

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Kaepernick, Reid kneel; others raise fists for anthem prior to Rams-49ers

In the final game of the opening weekend of the NFL calendar, demonstrations continued during the national anthem with the player that brought the discussion into the spotlight the last few weeks. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick again kneeled during the playing of the national anthem prior to their Monday night contest with the…

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