The Seattle Seahawks violated rules that prohibit excessive contact in offseason workouts and will lose practice time and a draft pick as punishment, the NFL announced on Monday.
Many have Denzel Perryman Jersey criticized players’ decisions to protest during the anthem, but Jenkins says he won’t compromise the truth for others’ comfort.
“If it comes down to making somebody uncomfortable by speaking the truth, then I’ll always make you Donald Butler Jersey uncomfortable with the truth, [rather] than make you feel comfortable with a lie,” Jenkins said via Matt Mullin of the Philly Voice.
“I respect players’ decisions. It’s something they … everybody has their right to either protest or whatever they’re going to do,” Pederson said. “Malcolm and I have talked about this, and it’s going to happen regardless of what I decide or say, and I respect the players’ decisions on it.”
The Eagles had discussed a protest during the season opener at home against the Cleveland Browns, but players decided they did not want to interfere with recognition of the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001 and the families who were impacted by it.
Malcolm Jenkins said the protest is specifically to spark dialogue on various social injustices.
“For me, it has nothing to do with this country or the flag or the anthem in itself,” Jenkins said on Sportsradio 94WIP. “Really, it’s just to continue to push forward the conversation about social injustice, and that’s a range of things from police brutality to wages and job opportunities, education.
“There’s just a lot of things systematically that have been set up in this country since its inception that put minorities, especially African-Americans, at a disadvantage when you talk about quality of life and actually growing in this country.”
Russell Wilson was playing through a high ankle sprain he suffered in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins, and the injury may have slowed him down. Wilson was sacked twice and fumbled the ball once.
Prior to Sunday’s game, Wilson had an active streak of 17 straight games with a passing touchdown, which was the longest in the NFL. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert now has the longest active streak with 12.