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Seahawks expected to be among NFL teams to have coaches returning to facilities soon

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The NFL on Thursday informed the league's 32 teams that coaches will be allowed back at team facilities on Friday, with the expectation that the Seahawks will be among the teams whose coaches will soon be back at their workplaces.

Coaches had been kept out for now as part of the league's policy regarding the COVID-19 pandemic but will now be ...Read more

Saints' Drew Brees apologizes for national anthem, American flag comments: 'Breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused'

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In the aftermath of the controversial Drew Brees comments concerning standing for the National Anthem, the New Orleans Saints quarterback offered an apology via Instagram, saying among other things that "it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused."

He later added, "I am sick of the way my comments were perceived yesterday but I take full...Read more

Dolphins coach Brian Flores lost a close friend who was murdered during nation's protests

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Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores has always known race relations served as a fault line in the undercurrent of America.

Growing up as a black man of Honduran descent in one of the toughest and poorest Brooklyn neighborhoods, it was a reality he grew accustomed to and couldn't escape, no matter where football took him.

That's why Flores is ...Read more

Akiem Hicks says NFL players were afraid to kneel with Colin Kaepernick in 2016. How will they use their voices now?

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Well before he became an NFL player, Chicago Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks understood there was a certain set of rules for how he needed to act as a black man in America.

"I feel like I've been censored my whole life," Hicks said Wednesday on a call discussing the country's unrest following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis ...Read more

Malcolm Jenkins 'disappointed,' 'hurt' by Drew Brees' anthem protest comments

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Malcolm Jenkins is upset, and he has every right to be.

His New Orleans Saints teammate, veteran quarterback Drew Brees, was asked in an interview with Yahoo Finance about how he felt of national anthem protests returning to the NFL this season in reaction to the ongoing protests over police brutality and systemic racism that came to another ...Read more

Russell Wilson on George Floyd: 'A guy was murdered last week. There needs to be a change. It's not overly complicated'

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Russell Wilson spoke to media who cover the Seahawks Wednesday. But for the first time in his eight-plus years as the team's quarterback -- a career in which he has become one of the most iconic figures, sports or otherwise, in Seattle's history -- he didn't want to talk about football.

For the first time, Wilson did not end a press conference ...Read more

8 things we heard from Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson, including his conversations with white teammates about the police killing of George Floyd and the NFL's past handling of Colin Kaepernick's protests

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Wide receiver Allen Robinson spoke with the Chicago media on a Zoom call Wednesday as the Bears opened their virtual organized team activities this week.

Robinson addressed the protests and unrest around the country following a Minneapolis police officer's killing of George Floyd and the NFL's response to previous athletes' protests. He also ...Read more

Luke Kuechly is considering joining the Panthers front office as a pro scout

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Luke Kuechly's time with the Carolina Panthers may not be over.

The team announced that the formerlinebacker is "considering" a role in the team's front office as a pro scout.

Kuechly, who announced his retirement in January, officially went on the league's reserved/retired list Tuesday, which allows the team to spread out his cap hit over the...Read more

Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott makes heartfelt plea on George Floyd, pledges $1 million

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It's one thing to make a statement.

It's quite another to make a statement and have an action plan.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott ended days of silence on the killing of George Floyd, an African American man, by a white Minneapolis police officer as protests and uprisings continue in cities across the country with a powerful personal...Read more

NFL requiring all teams to hold training camp at team facilities

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The NFL has required that training camps take place at team facilities this season, as opposed to off-site locales, and banned the tradition of joint practices among teams during the coronavirus outbreak.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the changes Tuesday in a memo to the 32 clubs, noting that the NFL Players Association was "strongly...Read more

Dolphins sign former Navy standout Malcolm Perry

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The Miami Dolphins have signed the eighth member of the team's 11-player 2020 draft class.

Former Navy standout Malcolm Perry, who excelled as both a slotback and quarterback in Navy's triple-option offense while amassing 4,359 rushing yards, has signed his four-year contract according to Jason Bernstein, his agent.

Perry will likely receive a...Read more

'We need more Panthers players to step up.' NFL stars looking for justice, not attention

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They donned masks and clothing that made them stand out just a little bit less. The NFL players taking part in Monday's "justice walk" in Charlotte weren't there to be seen. The usual signs of a professional athlete being at a public event, with large groups asking for pictures, weren't there.

Among the 1,000 or so participants were five ...Read more

Miami Dolphins only needed a few words to make a big statement about social justice

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A day after their CEO called out police brutality and systemic oppression as "pure evil," the Miami Dolphins again demonstrated that, as an organization, they are on the side of peaceful protesters.

And they did so with barely saying a word.

The team's official Twitter and Instagram accounts participated in the #BlackoutTuesday movement, ...Read more

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie issues emotional statement after participating in team meeting on racism

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Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie described himself as "heartbroken and repulsed" by injustice suffered by African-Americans, in a statement issued by the team on Tuesday afternoon.

"There are no words strong enough to describe the horrific deaths and injustices that the black community continues to endure," Lurie said. He noted the world's fight ...Read more

Wes Unseld, legendary center for Baltimore Bullets, dies at 74

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On and off the basketball court, Wes Unseld seemed larger than life. At 6-feet-6, the Baltimore Bullets center routinely dominated players who towered above him. And at the Unseld School, an educational center that his wife ran in West Baltimore, Unseld dwarfed the youngsters who gave him hugs and who called the man who mopped the floors and ...Read more

Browns, Crew advocate for greater efforts 'to end racism,' promote 'justice and equality'

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Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam and other high-ranking officials of the Browns and Columbus Crew released a joint statement Monday lobbying for societal changes in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.

Floyd died on Memorial Day while in custody of Minneapolis police after former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes,...Read more

Current and former Seahawks, including Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin, speak out on George Floyd's death, weekend protests

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Events of the past week elicited an outpouring of emotion-laden statements from local athletes on social media.

The Seahawks were no exception.

Among current and former Seahawks who voiced public support for efforts to bring attention to the need for change in the wake of the death last week of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis ...Read more

Former Dolphins WR Kenny Stills responds to NFL's statement on George Floyd's death

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Players from around the NFL have reacted to the recent protesting and riots that stem from last week's death of George Floyd, a black male who was filmed in a now viral video face down with Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's knee pressed against Floyd's neck for over eight minutes.

Chauvin has since been fired, along with three other ...Read more

Browns' Myles Garrett says changes needed to combat police brutality, defends Colin Kaepernick

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On Sunday, defensive end Myles Garrett became the latest prominent Browns player to share his feelings about the death of George Floyd.

Protests erupted across the country in recent days after Floyd died on Memorial Day while in police custody. A bystander's cellphone video shows former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd...Read more

Arthur Blank, Matt Ryan, other Falcons speak out on George Floyd's death

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ATLANTA -- While protests spread across the nation over the weekend in response to the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, several Falcons, including owner Arthur Blank, commented on the issues of protesting, social injustice and police brutality.

Some of the protests that started peaceably, turned violence that ...Read more