Eric Reid, a close friend and former teammate of Colin Kaepernick, says the league's organized workout for the free agent QB feels disingenuous. (Nov. 13)
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued new guidelines that will allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to seek waivers to play professional sports immediately upon their graduation
NFL Arranges Private Workout Session for Colin Kaepernick. In a possible step towards rejoining the league, the NFL has invited Kapernick to participate in a private workout session on Nov. 16. . According to reporter Adam Schefter, all 32 NFL teams have been invited to view the session, which will include an on-field workout and interview. . The workout session is reportedly an “opportunity” for Kaepernick to display his “readiness” to resume his career with the NFL. "... teams will have the opportunity to evaluate his readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career. His agents have said he wants to return to the NFL, and the league hopes this provides that chance." - Adam Schefter, via Twitter. Kaepernick, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2017, also addressed the news on Twitter, saying he’s been “in shape and ready” for three years. . "I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday." - Colin Kaepernick, via Twitter
Former NFL WR Charles Rogers Dead at 38. According to his former football coaches at high school, the Michigan State star had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Rogers was chosen second overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2003 NFL Draft. Despite a standout college career, his time in pro football was marred by drug issues and injuries. The wide receiver admitted in a 2017 interview that he had a Vicodin addiction during his tenure in Detroit. Pot use and alcohol also helped derail his NFL career. Rogers played in just 15 games with the Lions and was released in 2006. After that, he had numerous brushes with the law for assault and battery, DUI and a probation violation. The Lions have since issued a statement upon news of the wide receiver's death. We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time
Colin Kaepernick Spends 32nd Birthday Helping the Homeless. On Nov. 3, former NFL star Colin Kaepernick teamed up with his Know Your Rights Camp to provide aid to the homeless population in Oakland, California. Kaepernick spent time handing out provision-filled backpacks and other personal necessities. . According to the ‘San Francisco Chronicle,’ he also brought in a food truck. This is not the first time Kaepernick has chosen to spend his birthday helping others. In 2016, Kaepernick hosted the first Know Your Rights Camp event on Nov. 3, speaking to children in Oakland about their rights as American citizens. . As described on his foundation’s site, Kaepernick hopes to encourage “self-empowerment” and “liberation” in communities across the country. . Our mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders, Via Know Your Rights Camp
The Pittsburgh Steelers defense spoiled Aaron Donald's homecoming and derailed the Los Angeles Rams' momentum in the process in a 17-12 victory that pushed Pittsburgh's winning streak to four
Dalvin Cook ran for 97 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown on fourth down, and had another 86 yards receiving to set up three other scores, helping the Minnesota Vikings beat the Dallas Cowboys 28-24
NFL May Relocate Chargers to London on Permanent Basis. The Chargers have not been able to generate much fan interest since moving to Los Angeles. The franchise and the NFL both have interest in moving to London full-time, according to 'The Athletic.'. The possibility of the Chargers moving to London has been broached among league personnel. , Vincent Bonsignore, via 'The Athletic'. (The) Chargers would at least listen if the NFL approached them about London as a possible option. , Vincent Bonsignore, via 'The Athletic'. The Chargers are currently committed to moving into Los Angeles' new $4.5 billion stadium. which the franchise will share with the Los Angeles Rams. The Chargers have lost fan support since owner Dean Spanos made the decision to move the team from San Diego. (London) offers the Chargers and the NFL an immediate and rare opportunity to fix a glaring problem in a way that checks off multiple boxes. , Vincent Bonsignore, via 'The Athletic'
Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to raping an unconscious teen and sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker. (Nov, 5)
On the eve of his second rape trial, ex-NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to rape of an unconscious victim and felony sexual battery charges, and is facing up to 18 years in state prison.
You’ve heard of the Super Bowl, but what about the Gay Bowl? This year, it’s being sponsored by the NFL and LGBTQ+ athletes from all over the world are coming together to support one another, change the narrative of LGBTQ+ athletes in sports, and of course, PLAY BALL!
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been ruled for their game at Chicago because of hip and back issues, stopping his streak of 136 consecutive starts