Our union has a duty to assist Mr. Kaepernick as we do all players and we will support him, the NFLPA’s written statement said, adding that it had been in regular contact with Kaepernick’s representatives over the past year about his options and planned to schedule a call for this week with his advisers.
Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem before games last season to protest, he said, racial inequality and police mistreatment of African Americans in the United States. Those protests were taken up by other players and the controversy over them has been amplified this season even with Kaepernick out of the league.
Elite Womens Darren Fells Jersey Russell Okung: The deal that Okung negotiated for himself, sans agent, with the Broncos last offseason in free agency was widely criticized. Maybe he knew exactly what he was doing, or maybe he was simply fortunate. But the offensive tackle was right back on the market this year and cashed in Thursday with a four-year, $53 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers that includes $25 million in guaranteed money. There is some controversy, however, with a report about suspicions that the league’s tampering rules might have been violated. Those rules say that only agents for players (not the players themselves) can be contacted during the negotiating period between noon ET Tuesday and 4 p.m. Thursday.
Browns: This remains a work in progress. And no, Brock Osweiler doesn’t count. But Thursday’s trade with the Texans for Osweiler got the Browns a second-round draft pick next year to, in effect, take Osweiler and his cumbersome contract off Houston’s hands.
And then there’s my advice. I advised not to use A.J. Green in fantasy in Week 13, because the Steelers have a strong pass defense and the Bengals have a low snap pace. Obviously that backfired horribly, which happens. I know it does. But I made the mistake of telling my wife about the backfire. She’s been sitting next to me while Homer Bailey Womens Jersey I write this (maternity leave and all), and just mocking me over and over about the Green advice. I love her dearly, but she’s a meanie (he said with all the love and tongue firmly in cheek).
Anyway, we’re on to Week 14, and our Week 14 fantasy advice. Below is a look at some of the best and worst fantasy situations of the week, based on matchups and our exclusive PFF statistics and information. Good luck in your fantasy playoffs.
Jones: What do you think about quarterback? I know everyone’s watching to see if the Redskins trade Kirk Cousins, but I haven’t heard any rumblings of a possible trade. I expect they’ll wind up keeping Cousins and either getting that deal done by the July 15 deadline, or he just plays out this season and walks next year. The latter is the more likely scenario I think.