Results matching “Kaepernick”

Union will support Colin Kaepernick’s grievance, but had no role in it

The NFL players’ union says it will support Colin Kaepernick in his grievance against the NFL, but the union also says it had no role in it and didn’t even learn of it until it was reported in the media today. In a statement issued this evening, the NFL Players Association said it plans to [more]

Mark Geragos confirms filing of Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance

Attorney Mark Geragos, whose client list has included the likes of Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Scott Peterson, and Chris Brown (pictured with Geragos), now represents Colin Kaepernick. Geragos confirmed on Sunday night that a grievance alleging collusion has been filed against the NFL. “We can confirm that this morning we filed a grievance under the [more]

Colin Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL

Colin Kaepernick has been waiting patiently for his next NFL opportunity. His patience has now expired. PFT has confirmed that Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The grievance alleges that the NFL’s teams colluded in not signing him to a contract, presumably due to his decision to kneel [more]

Mike McCarthy: Brett Hundley’s my quarterback

The Packers are going to be without Aaron Rodgers for a long while and there’s already speculation about whether they’d pursue outside help, but coach Mike McCarthy said he has the guys he wants. Speaking at a press conference after Sunday’s 23-10 loss to the Vikings, McCarthy addressed the possibility of adding a quarterback to [more]

With Aaron Rodgers out, Packers should consider adding you-know-who

The Packers officially have gotten bad news regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his broken collarbone. If he’ll miss the rest of the season (and the team says that he could), the Packers should consider adding a quarterback who has bedeviled them in the past. Colin Kaepernick has both run and thrown the ball effectively in [more]

Alex Smith is making the most of his new four-letter motto

Alex Smith has embraced the two-word phrase once uttered by Lee Corso on national television. Corso wasn’t fired for his on-air F-bomb. Smith, by embracing that mindset after the Chiefs drafted his eventual replacement, could delay his own termination (or trade) from Kansas City. Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star delves into the mindset [more]

Eric Reid: Jed York said he’s “not going to force us” to stand for anthem

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has ordered his players to stand for the national anthem. 49ers CEO Jed York won’t, according to safety Eric Reid. “Well, I’ve talked to Jed,” Reid said Wednesday, via Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. He’s expressed very clearly that he will support us. He’s not going to force [more]

Mike Ditka tries to clarify his earlier “oppression” remarks

Upon further review, maybe Mike Ditka has seen some oppression. Or perhaps being criticized for his remarks earlier this week just brought it to his attention. Ditka issued a statement Tuesday night to try to take the edge off comments he made about players who chose to kneel during the anthem, which came off as [more]

Joe Namath says oppression has “obviously taken place”

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath’s vision is apparently better than Mike Ditka’s. During an appearance on Fox News, the former Jets quarterback rebuked Ditka’s assertion that there has been no racial oppression in the last 100 years. “Look up the meaning of oppression,” Namath said, via The Hill. “Look up the definition of oppression, [more]

Jerry Jones: Cowboys players will stand for the national anthem

Owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys will stand for the national anthem or else. His postgame comments were the first time he publicly and definitively has laid down the law, though everyone believed that was the team’s stance on the national anthem. Jones’ comments came after Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News asked the [more]

Eric Reid: Vice President’s visit was a P.R. Stunt

Vice President Mike Pence briefly stopped by the Colts game on Sunday, but left when 23 members of the 49ers took a knee during the national anthem. Pence said, via Twitter, that he left because he will not “dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.” Many pointed out in the [more]

Kaepernick “interview” creates plenty of confusion

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t said much since his quest for a job began in March. After his experience from Saturday night, he likely will be saying even less. Jason La Canfora of CBS says that he spent a “few hours” with Kaepernick on Saturday night. It wasn’t an interview, per se; as one source with [more]

Dolphins lead Titans, but neither team can play offense

The Titans and Dolphins avoided Colin Kaepernick, ostensibly because other quarterbacks fit their offenses better. It’s a good thing these guys are so knowledgeable. Two alleged professional offenses have combined for 142 yards at halftime, and only a defensive score by the Dolphins hvae kept this from being more effective than Ambien. Matt Cassel, playing [more]

Marcus Peters still won’t say why he sits for the anthem

The anthem controversy has died down in recent days, but it will linger for as long as any players choose to sit or kneel. Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters still chooses to sit. On Friday, he chose to talk about it. However, he ultimately chose to conceal why he does it. “Nobody’s gotta know my reason [more]

Alex Smith on injury report with ankle problem

During the first half of Monday night’s eventual win over Washington, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith seemed a bit hobbled. As it turns out, Smith has an ankle injury. The injury has appeared on the team’s practice report each of the last two days; however, Smith has been listed as a full participant in both practices. [more]