Seahawks DE Michael Bennett knelt during the national anthem for the second time this preseason Friday night in Seattle. This time Bennett had some support. Seahawks C Justin Britt stood during the anthem, but put his hand on Bennett’s shoulder.
Michael Bennett continued his protest during the national anthem.
This time, teammate Justin Britt was by his side. pic.twitter.com/bTxurjGDxC
— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 19, 2017
The scene was similar to what we saw in Philadelphia on Thursday night with the Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long. Jenkins stood with his fist held high, and Long put a hand on his back as a show of support.
— Jonathan Tannenwald (@jtannenwald) August 17, 2017
Hall of Famer Kenny Easley was officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Canton, OH. Easley hit hard and played hard throughout his 7-year NFL career.
During his Hall of Fame speech, Easley took the time to talk about police brutality in America. A topic that many believe is keeping free agent QB Colin Kaepernick out of the NFL.
Here is what Easley had to say:
“As such, please allow me this moment for a very serious message for which I feel very strongly about. Black Lives do matter. And yes, all lives matter, too. But the carnage affecting young black men today, from random violence to police shootings, across the nation has to stop. We’ve got to stand up as a country, as black Americans, and fight the good fight, to protect our constitutional right to keep people from dying while driving or walking down the streets for being black in America. It has to stop and we can do it. And the lessons we learn in sports can help.”
Former NFL RB Ahman Green, who played 12 seasons in the league for the Packers, Seahawks, and Texans, was arrested on Sunday in Wisconsin on suspicion of child abuse.
Today, Green was charged with felony child abuse and disorderly conduct.
A neighbor called police when Green’s daughter showed up at her house saying she had been abused. The girl told sheriff’s deputies her father wanted her to do the dishes to earn allowance money, but she did not want to do the work. She said the Green physically pulled her into the kitchen, ripping her shirt, and punched her in the face. When interviewed by deputies, Green admitted pulling his daughter into the kitchen and hitting her in the face with an open hand.
The 40-year-old Green was jailed and released today after posting bond.
Colin Kaepernick will miss out on another QB job. After a few weeks of speculation, the Seattle Seahawks went in a different direction, and signed QB Austin Davis.
The 28-year-old Davis started 10 games, for the Rams and Browns during his career.
So, to recap, Mike Glennon, Brian Hoyer, Nick Foles, Josh McCown, Landry Jones, Matt Barkley, Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, Josh Johnson, EJ Manuel, Kellen Moore, Aaron Murray, Chase Daniel, Case Keenum, David Fales, T.J. Yates, Matt McGloin, Blaine Gabbert, and Ryan Fitzpatrick have been signed during this offseason.
All these quarterbacks are better than Kaepernick?
Sad day in the NFL. Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy died today in Orlando. He was 48. Many NFL greats showed a lot love to Kennedy today on Twitter.
Here is a sampling:
Wow I can't believe Cortez is gone at 48. I can say that he was one of the nicest professional… https://t.co/pQun9j1YGZ
— Kameron Chancellor (@KamChancellor) May 23, 2017
Shocked at Cortez Kennedy passing..1 of the most talented players I ever recruited or coached…a fun loving person a sad day..
— Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) May 23, 2017
Hall of Famer on off the field. Condolences to the family and friends of Cortez Kennedy. Sad day
— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) May 23, 2017
This is one of my saddest days in my life to hear this news about Cortez Kennedy. He was my mentor and close friend and today is a struggle
— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) May 23, 2017
R.I.P Cortez Kennedy… Gone way too early. Thanks for always sharing knowledge to a young buck like me… #TheU
— Reggie Wayne (@ReggieWayne_17) May 23, 2017
In 1990 Seahawks draft Cortez Kennedy 3rd overall. Great career, great man. Now gone at 48. RIP Tez. NFL HOF, Seahawk ROH, ARK. BHOF.
— Jim Zorn (@JimZorn10) May 23, 2017
Cortez Kennedy was an incredible athlete but he was an even better man.
He will be missed greatly. pic.twitter.com/eTAaTVSJsa
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) May 23, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with Cortez Kennedy's family. A great friend and the most genuine person you would ever want to meet.
— Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) May 23, 2017
Our statement on the passing of Cortez Kennedy. pic.twitter.com/yVtBfMdyp5
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) May 23, 2017
Hall of Famer and former NFL great Cortez Kennedy was found dead today in Orlando. According to Orlando PD, “there is nothing suspicious to report.”
Kennedy, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012, played 11 seasons in the NFL; all with the Seahawks.
The investigation into Kennedy’s death is ongoing.
OPD can confirm the passing of Cortez Kennedy today. Nothing suspicious to report. OPD conducting investigation into his unattended passing pic.twitter.com/0oMUim8lpw
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) May 23, 2017
It’s official! Marshawn Lynch has ended his retirement, and was traded by the Seahawks to the Raiders. According to Jordan Schultz, the five-time Pro Bowler signed a two-year, 9 million dollar deal with Oakland. The Raiders gave Seattle a fifth-round pick in 2018. Oakland will receive Lynch, and a 2018 sixth-round pick.
Lynch made the announcement via Twitter:
It's time. pic.twitter.com/sgIQgZlkVM
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) April 26, 2017
Marshawn Lynch's two-year deal w/the #Raiders has a base value of $9M w/opportunity to earn up to $16.5M (7.5 in incentives), per sources.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) April 26, 2017
We've traded Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 26, 2017
According to NFL Network’s Mike Silver, RB Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms. However, they’re reports that the deal is not done.
We’ll see how this plays out.
Just got a text from Marshawn Lynch's agent: "There is no deal." FYI
— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) April 14, 2017
If u kno me you kno my business is my business and if u don't kno me that's a fun fact for ya… when shit get REAL I'll let you kno!!!!
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) April 14, 2017
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 14, 2017
#TBT We sat down with Hall of Famer and former Seahawks’ OT Walter Jones; who discussed making it to the Hall of Fame and so much more!
The interview was from 6/12/14