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NFL tweets ESPN clip of Commissioner talking about Colin Kaepernick

Earlier tonight, the NFL used its Twitter megaphone to broadcast to 25.3 million followers the recent sentiments of Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding Colin Kaepernick. “Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team to make that decision,” Goodell told ESPN on Monday. “But I welcome [more]

Roger Goodell “encourages” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick

The Commissioner is on the record regarding Colin Kaepernick. Ten days after creating a video that proclaimed “black lives matter” but omitted Kaepernick’s name, Roger Goodell has said that he wants a team to sign Kaepernick. “Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team [more]

Drew Rosenhaus: Colin Kaepernick should get signed

As the NFL looks for ways to show that it has had the same awakening that so many other Americans have experienced since the murder of George Floyd, the easiest and most compelling way to demonstrate that fact would be to put Colin Kaepernick back to work. Veteran agent Drew Rosenhaus, who has represented hundreds [more]

Josh Allen: Stefon Diggs “bad rep” wasn’t deserved

Bills quarterback Josh Allen has a high-end receiver on his roster for the first time in his NFL career. Allen has worked briefly with Stefon Diggs in Florida, and Diggs made a significant impression on Allen. “I’ll tell you, this man loves to work,” Allen told reporters this week. “He loves to get on the [more]

Which NFL owner, G.M., or coach will be this moment’s Branch Rickey?

At least one team is interested in Colin Kaepernick, according to the coach of the only team that has brought Kaepernick in for a visit during his three years (and counting) of being shunned by the NFL. The interest team is still unknown, as is the outcome to this period that seems to have cast [more]

Which teams should consider signing Colin Kaepernick?

The NFL generally and collectively seems to be keeping its head low and mouth shut on Colin Kaepernick, but for the unnamed team that recently called Seahawks coach Pete Carroll for information about a visit with Kaepernick from nearly three years ago. So which teams should be considering Kaepernick? That was the subject of Friday’s [more]

Eric Kendricks, the first to call out the league, approves of Roger Goodell’s video

Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks was the first to call out commissioner Roger Goodell and the league, saying they weren’t doing enough. Kendricks then was one of 18 players to participate in a video that prompted Goodell to answer with a video a day later. On Tuesday, Kendricks was asked his reaction to Goodell’s video. “That [more]

Vikings, Wilf family pledge $5 million to social justice causes

The Vikings and the Wilf family announced a $5 million donation to social justice causes. Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf told the team’s social justice committee this week that they will collaborate with players to determine where contributions go. Funds will be directed toward organizations that fight hate, racism and inequality. “We continue [more]

Bill O’Brien, J.J. Watt among Texans contingent at George Floyd’s funeral

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said last week that the team would not hold any activities in its offseason program on June 9 so that anyone from the organization was free to attend George Floyd’s funeral in Houston and encouraged the team’s players to go to the service. O’Brien was part of a contingent from [more]

Whatever the Vikings choose to do with Dalvin Cook, they should do it quickly

The Vikings have a proven history of rewarding the players they draft and develop, and G.M. Rick Spielman has made it clear that the intend to do that with running back Dalvin Cook. “We believe in paying our own players,” Spielman said in a post-draft visit to the #PFTPM podcast. “Those are the guys that [more]

New CBA complicates Dalvin Cook’s planned holdout

The Vikings and running back Dalvin Cook quietly had been working on a new contract. Now, they’re not — and there’s nothing quiet about it. Cook’s camp leaked on Monday that Cook has pulled the plug on participation in voluntary virtual workouts, and that, “[w]ithout a reasonable extension, he will not be showing up for [more]

Dalvin Cook will hold out without a new contract

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is planning his holdout. Cook has decided not to participate in any team activities until he gets a new contract. “He’s out. Without a reasonable extension, he will not be showing up for camp or beyond,” a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN. The question now will be whether the [more]

Vikings reopen facility to 60 front office employees

Players aren’t yet returning to NFL team facilities, but staff members are. The latest team to announce a return of its employees is the Vikings, who said in a statement released today that 60 front office employees are back at the office. “Beginning today, TCO Performance Center has been opened to approximately 60 front office [more]

Minneapolis City Council announces intent to disband Minneapolis Police Department

The world is indeed shifting on its axis. Thirteen days after the murder of George Floyd on a Minneapolis street by a Minneapolis police officer, the Minneapolis City Council has announced its intention to disband the Minneapolis Police Department. “Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, to end [more]

Adrian Peterson: Drew Brees isn’t racist, but he should see things from our view

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on Drew Brees‘ national anthem stance. Even President Donald Trump has weighed in on Twitter. The controversy surrounding the Saints quarterback has become the biggest story in the NFL. So naturally, Washington running back Adrian Peterson was asked his opinion while helping families in need in Houston on Friday. [more]

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