Former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy spoke out on Thursday about the situation, noting that guys like Kaepernick could be more of a distraction to a team than he's worth. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. The timing of this action is meant to highlight that the presence, power, and oppression of racism remains inconsistent with the unity and freedoms of what it means to be an American.”. Chris Long again put his arm around Malcolm Jenkins as Jenkins raised his fist during the anthem. Read more: Eagles running back Miles Sanders explains his choice to honor Antwon Rose Jr. on his helmet.
Our focus now is, ‘How do we support them in making the changes?’”. Baltimore Ravens players stand during a song in honor of Black Lives Matter before their game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Baltimore. … But like I said, it’s just a lot of moving parts, and hopefully we can get something together where we’re making real statements, not holding arms.”. The New York Giants have not decided how they will demonstrate for their Monday Night Football match against the Pittsburgh Steelers, although team leaders Sterling Shepard and running back Saquon Barkley say they have options being discussed. And I feel like with Colin Kaepernick, he's doing a great job for standing up in what he believes in, and most people may not like that, but that's his opinion, he's entitled to it, and I respect him for doing it.". Today, the league and fans assessed the fallout from those activities, and looked ahead to Sunday’s larger slate of games. Those words were replaced with “Arrest the Cops who Killed Breona Taylor.”, “I just hope we can do something where people can truly say how they feel,” he told reporters. Before last week’s season opener, the Eagles and the Washington Football Team came together at FedEx Field and locked arms during the playing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” about a half-hour before kickoff. There’s work to be done there. The New York Jets Adam Gase said his team will decided on Saturday morning what they will do. But the NFL and its broadcasters have to be worried about the 42 percent surveyed who did not agree with that social activism by players. EARLIER: The NFL’s early games today saw six teams remain in the locker room during the national anthem, while some players and coaches kneeled, sat on the bench, or raised fists during the song. Is it too risky for an undrafted rookie to take a stand? But Jackson said Washington and the Eagles could not get on the same page. "Chris Long again put his arm around Malcolm Jenkins as Jenkins raised his fist during the anthem. The Eagles stayed in the locker room for the singing of the national anthem in Week 1. “I know our players were in communication with their players,” Pederson said, “and I had actually reached out to Coach Rivera during the week and let him know sort of our intention and he gave me his intention and then the players, the players communicated everything else amongst themselves.”, After the playing of the Black national anthem, the Eagles left the field while Washington headed to its sideline and took a knee as the names of victims of violence scrolled on the end-zone boards. "Malcolm is a leader and I'm here to show support as a white athlete," Long said. Ravens players wore black T-shirts during warmups with message that read, “Injustice against one of us is injustice against all of us. New England quarterback Cam Newton wore cleats saying “7 Shots” and “No Justice No Peace.”.