Bills reopened facility on Tuesday

The Bills have reopened their team facility. New York gave the go-ahead for Buffalo and the surrounding area to move into the next phase of the reopening of businesses that were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic last month and the team had employees back in the building on Tuesday. A team spokesman said, [more]

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Vic Fangio doesn’t see racism in NFL

Vic Fangio acknowledged that there are societal problems which have to be fixed, but he thinks the NFL is doing OK on the racism front. And no, it was not well-received. After a day of meetings with Broncos players and team president Joe Ellis to have the ever-popular dialogue about issues of race and police [more]

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The NFL and Trump both reek of hypocrisy over George Floyd's death

America’s richest league wants us to believe it will fight the racism endemic in US society. It wasn’t so keen when Colin Kaepernick was kneeling On one hand we have the president of the United States urging governors to “dominate” those protesting against the heartless, brutal killing of George Floyd, while saying absolutely nothing about holding to account officers such as Daniel Pantaleo (the killing of Eric Garner); Betty Jo Shelby (the killing of Terence Crutcher); Darren Wilson (the killing of Mike Brown); Blane Salamoni (the killing of Alton Sterling); and Jeronimo Yanez (Philando Castile). On the other hand, we have seen an abundance of organizations – from McDonald’s to Netflix to the NBA – issuing statements about the terrorism that runs rampant through police departments across America in the wake of Floyd’s death, while proclaiming that black lives do in fact matter.Which brings me to the NFL. In a statement posted to Twitter, America’s richest league called the death of Floyd – as well as two other African Americans, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor – “tragic” before adding that: “We recognize the power of our platform in communities and as part of the fabric of American society?” > pic.twitter.com/rRUOPpWSpE> > — NFL (@NFL) May 30, 2020Wait. “We recognize the power of our platform in communities and as part of the fabric of American society”? Where was all this when Colin Kaepernick took a knee? I asked Kaepernick’s close friend and former teammate Eric Reid why he and Kaepernick took a knee in my book We Matter: Athletes And Activism. This is what he told me.“I just felt that people were losing their lives over traffic stops and nobody was being held accountable for that. The way things kept playing out was, you would have the initial report, they would say it was under investigation, and nothing would really happen,” he said. “All of these families would be forced to deal with another loss of life, and nothing seemed to be changing. So, since my personal beliefs were in line with [Kaepernick’s] on this

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Raiders commit to holding training camp in Nevada

The Raiders have committed to holding their training camp in Nevada after an NFL mandate was handed down earlier on Tuesday for all training camps across the league to be held at team facilities. "The Raiders are in receipt of the league's memo dictating that all 2020 training camps must be held at each team's [more]

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Timmy Jernigan says agreement with Texans is off, won’t be joining Houston

When the Houston Texans determined they could no longer pursue a re-signing of defensive tackle D.J. Reader due to the price tag, they pivoted to add former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan instead. Now it appears they'll have neither Reader or Jernigan on the roster in 2020. In a posting to his instagram account [more]

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Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd

Instead of X's and O's, the Denver Broncos spent Tuesday talking about racial injustice, police brutality and healing a nation rocked by demonstrations over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis on top of the coronavirus outbreak and its economic devastation. Team president Joe Ellis addressed the offense and defense in separate Zoom calls that replaced the team's regular video conference sessions, which are a substitute for in-person training during the pandemic. Coach Vic Fangio and general manager John Elway also participated in the calls in which Ellis emphasized society's need to eradicate racism and told the players that the organization shares in the outrage over Floyd's death at the hands of police.

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