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Kaepernick says he’s not a Muslim, decries rumors fueled by Islamophobia

Colin Kaepernick said today that he is not a Muslim and believes the rumors that he is are fueled by Islamaphobia. “I have great respect for the religion, know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people,’’ Kaepernick said. “But I think that [rumor of conversion] comes along with people’s fear of…

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More Seahawks may join Lane in pregame anthem protest

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane has said he plans to sit during the national anthem this season, and there were hints from the Seahawks locker room Wednesday that Lane may not be alone in doing so. Seahawks Pro Bowl wide receiver Doug Baldwin told reporters that he has considered joining Lane in some form of protest,…

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No current indication that any Panthers or Broncos won’t stand for anthem

The number of players not standing for the national anthem moved from one to three between Week Three and Week Four of the preseason. As Week One of the regular season approaches, many are wondering whether others will join 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 49ers safety Eric Reid, and Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane. For the first…

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Kaepernick on being No. 2: Last time I ended up in Super Bowl

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has answered a lot more questions about his feelings regarding the national anthem in the last couple of weeks than anything having to do with football, but he fielded some on Wednesday when he spoke to reporters at the team’s facilities. The questions had to do with how Kaepernick felt about…

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In first comments on Kaepernick, Goodell wraps himself in the flag

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made his first public comments about Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem. Goodell’s response proclaimed his own patriotism. Asked about the issue by the Associated Press, Goodell acknowledged that Kaepernick is trying to affect positive change but indicated he doesn’t agree with the way Kaepernick is expressing…

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Ryan Fitzpatrick: I’m better this year, Jets are more confident

Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall isn’t seeing eye-to-eye with former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason when it comes to Colin Kaepernick, but he’s on the same page with the current leader of the team’s offense. Marshall said recently that he believes Ryan Fitzpatrick is “better this year” than he was while throwing 31 touchdown passes on…

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Brandon Marshall: Esiason “100 percent wrong” about Kaepernick

Former NFL quarterback and current radio and television personality Boomer Esiason was among the legions weighing in on Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem. Esiason called it “as disrespectful as any athlete has ever been,” which wasn’t a point of view that his “Inside the NFL” colleague Brandon Marshall agrees with.…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Can Jimmy Garoppolo become the first Tom Brady backup to have sustained success in the NFL? Jets WR Brandon Marshall calls Colin Kaepernick a patriot. Bills coach Rex Ryan is worried about facing the Ravens’ special teams on Sunday. Dolphins CB Xavien Howard is thrilled to be a starter for Week One of his rookie…

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Fans buying Colin Kaepernick jerseys in big numbers

Colin Kaepernick has faced plenty of criticism for his refusal to stand for the national anthem. But he’s also getting plenty of support. In fact, Kaepernick jersey sales are skyrocketing since he took his stance. The NFL Shop best sellers list shows the Kaepernick white jersey as the No. 2 best seller and the Kaepernick…

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Jeremy Lane plans to keep sitting for the national anthem

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sat during the national anthem prior to the team’s preseason finale. On Monday, Lane told reporters that he plans to keep sitting in support of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his stated reasons for not standing. Lane said he has received no negative reaction from fans, but that he had heard…

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PFT’s Week One Power Rankings

[Editor’s note: Every Tuesday during the season, PFT posts a top-to-bottom list of all teams in the league. This week’s opening effort comes a day early, with yet another money-back guarantee. To all of the fans of the teams in the second half of the rankings, keep two things in mind: (1) someone had to…

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President Obama’s full statement on Colin Kaepernick

During a press conference on his visit to China, President Obama was asked about 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem. This was his full answer: “In terms of Mr. Kaepernick, I’ve got to confess that I haven’t been thinking about football while I’ve been over here and I haven’t…

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Barack Obama praises Colin Kaepernick’s “active citizenry”

The discussion about Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand for the national anthem has now reached the highest office in the land. President Barack Obama said during the G20 Summit in China that he supports the 49ers quarterback’s right to free speech. “He’s exercising his constitutional right to make a statement,” Obama said. Obama said he…

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U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe kneels as “a nod to Kaepernick”

The support for Colin Kaepernick is growing, even outside his own sport. The 49ers backup quarterback created a stir by first sitting, then kneeling through the national anthem as his way of protesting racial discrimination and police brutality. Sunday night, soccer star Megan Rapinoe joined the cause. Via the Associated Press, Rapinoe took a knee…

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Rick Spielman: Teams sensed “blood in the water” after Teddy Bridgewater’s injury

Immediately after Vikings starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a serious knee injury last Tuesday, G.M. Rick Spielman mobilized to find a solution to a problem that threatened the entire franchise’s 2016 season. He didn’t find a good one, primarily since most teams he contacted regarding a trade knew Spielman was in a bad…

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