NFL free agency: Brandon Marshall to sign with Seahawks More Russell Wilson will have another veteran target available this fall. Brandon Marshall has agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks, ESPN reported Tuesday. The news came shortly after Marshall posted a series of pictures on his Instagram account in which he sported a Seahawks 12sjersey. Marshall, 34, gives Seattle a big body alongside Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett, not to mention more than a decade of NFL experience.
There are a lot of people on the team that have plenty of different views, Smith added in a subsequent tweet. The men and women that wanted to go should’ve been able to go.
The NFL Players Association expressed displeasure with Trump’s decision, saying in a statement Tuesday: Our union is disappointed in the decision by the White House to disinvite players from the Philadelphia Eagles from being recognized and celebrated by all Americans for their accomplishment. This decision by the White House has led to the cancellation of several player-led community service events for young people in the Washington, DC area. NFL players love their country, support our troops, give back to their communities and strive to make America a better place.
Several Eagles players have been active in trying to raise awareness of social injustice, but none took a knee during the anthem last season. Several, like Jenkins, raised a fist during the anthem at times; Long has supported those teammates, standing beside them.
This is a very winning, strong issue for me, Trump told Jones, according to the deposition. Tell everybody you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.
In order to win, the owners needed to connect with their players, turn the protests into more community action and send a smarter message about a sensitive subject. They could have given their players reason to stop kneeling and using the pregame ceremonies to protest by supporting them and using their influence and a little money to provide another avenue to spark meaningful discussion and possibly even change. The players were trying to speak for the voiceless and make pleas for justice and equality. Most of the owners didn’t even understand that until after meetings with a coalition of players late last season. By then, however, the league was amid a civil war, and it was desperate to negotiate a truce.
And what happened after all those negotiations turned into an agreement to partner on an $89 million fund for social justice causes, which will be doled out over a seven-year period? The owners thought it was over; the players thought it was a good start. The owners returned to being underhanded; the players called them out, but they also failed to stay unified and couldn’t agree on what to ask for next. It was an awful mistake.