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Josh Norman, NFL, Players Coalition, Washington Redskins -

On his day off, Josh Norman went to work. The veteran cornerback and defensive leader of the NFC East-leading Washington Redskins was busy listening to educators and students talk about the state of education in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, trying to determine what he can do to help in his other key role as a […]

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carolina panthers, colin kaepernick, eric reid, malcolm jenkins, nfl, philadelphia eagles, players coalition -

Panthers safety Eric Reid’s visible beef with Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins in today’s game was indeed for the expected reasons. After Philly collapsed and Carolina took the 21-17 victory, Reid was at first hesitant to explain why he exchanged words with Jenkins during the pregame coin toss, but then he kind of…

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kneeling nfl players, malcolm jenkins, nfl national anthem protests, nfl players protest, nfl protests, players coalition -

Two years after Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid began kneeling during the national anthem as a silent form of protest against the extrajudicial killing of black people by the police, Malcolm Jenkins is being put forth as the new face of NFL player protests.

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Commentary, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, Players Coalition -

PHILADELPHIA — To some civil rights activists, it was a significant moment. One of those you’ll-always-remember-where-you-were surprises. But people close to Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who have locked arms with him along his journey in the social justice movement, will tell you that he merely did what he believed was necessary without concern for […]

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NFL, NFL Owners, Players Coalition, Roger Goodell, Rooney Rule, Social Activism -

ORLANDO, Florida — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spent much of a news conference Wednesday commenting on the NFL’s involvement in social justice issues — except those involving players’ future ability to protest during the national anthem. On the final day of the league meetings here, Goodell trumpeted the landmark seven-year, $89 million deal with the […]

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Anquan Boldin, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, NFL Owners, Players Coalition -

ORLANDO, Florida — The NFL ratified the budget for its social justice initiative with players on Monday, and the league may soon make a major change to its national anthem policy. At the league meetings here, owners unanimously approved the local matching funds portion of their landmark seven-year, $89 million proposal to bankroll causes considered […]

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Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Players Coalition, Torrey Smith -

BALTIMORE — When spectators arrived at Royal Farms Arena on March 17 for Carolina Panthers receiver Torrey Smith’s annual charity basketball game, they likely expected to see some of their favorite NFL players try their hand at basketball, maybe a few dunks, and overall just have a good time while supporting a good cause. What […]

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Michael Bennett, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Players Coalition, Seattle Seahawks -

In a major NFL move Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks traded veteran defensive end Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles, and the on-field implications are clear: Seattle signaled that its championship window has closed with this iteration of its roster, and the reigning Super Bowl winner has gone all in to defend its first Super Bowl […]

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Chris Long, Commentary, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Players Coalition, Super Bowl LII, Torrey Smith -

MINNEAPOLIS — It seems almost too Hollywoodesque that in the year of protest in the NFL, perhaps the league’s most socially conscious team would finish on top. That players who have been at the forefront of the new civil rights movement would help lead the way to a franchise’s first Super Bowl title. And that […]

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Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, NFLPA, Players Coalition -

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Feb. 2, 2018. Josh Norman was done. On the evening of Nov. 7, in a Players Coalition group chat of nine players including Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, the volatile Redskins cornerback sent […]

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Colin Kaepernick, NFL, Players Coalition, Rooney Rule, State of the Black Athlete -

History, they say, tends to repeat itself. And yet those repetitions seem to often catch us off guard. For example, how surprised would you be to learn that an NFL executive essentially predicted the Colin Kaepernick controversy, the Rooney Rule and the increasing role of black players more than half a century ago? All that […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Commentary, Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, Players Coalition -

Malcolm X used to snidely refer to Martin Luther King Jr. as “Reverend Dr. Chicken Wing” because he thought King’s nonviolent response to racism was soft and an insult to the black people who Malcolm felt had a right to physically defend themselves against the violence perpetrated against them. But here’s another story about Malcolm […]

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Chris Long, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Players Coalition -

SEATTLE — At the end of the most difficult week of his professional life, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins still stood tall. He was definitely battered and bruised, mind you. But Jenkins didn’t back down. Despite recent attacks on both his leadership and character by other NFL players he counts among his brothers in the […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett, NFL, Players Coalition, Seattle Seahawks -

RENTON, Washington – Michael Bennett would have preferred to keep it in the family. After everything the Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end and a cadre of other NFL players had risked to protest during the national anthem, he thought they had an impenetrable bond. But their bond has been broken. Earlier this week, four […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Golf, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, NFL, Players Coalition, Sports Illustrated, Tiger Woods, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. We had not seen Tiger Woods play a competitive round of golf in 301 days, but on Thursday, in his first action back from his second-longest hiatus from the sport, Woods shot a 3-under-par 69 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge. This was his first score in the 60s since […]

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Entertainment, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL Owners meeting, NFL Players Protest, NFL social justice meeting, Players Coalition, Sports -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, one of the founders of The Players […]

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