Kaepernick began his protests before the 2016 NFL season, when he was a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.

The NFL commissioner’s expression of sadness amid nationwide protests and declaration that there “remains an urgent need for action” was derided by two of the few remaining players who took a knee during the anthem last season.

Towns, an Ohio State basketball player, was detained by police as he took part in protests Friday, one of many sports figures who spoke out this weekend as Floyd’s death caused national outrage.


Virtual offseason prepares Redskins to return, whenever that might be

In the age of Zoom calls, the Redskins are trying to accomplish as much as they can mentally before they step back onto the field.

Jack Del Rio has high praise for Chase Young, expects big things from Redskins’ line

Says Washington’s new defensive coordinator of the No. 2 overall pick: “I think the sky’s the limit for him.”

Redskins players voice anger, sadness over George Floyd’s death

Adrian Peterson, Jeremy Reaves and Antonio Gibson reacted on social media to the fatal encounter between Floyd and Minneapolis police.

Kaepernick is part of a growing number of athletes speaking out in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed.

The NFL ostracized the quarterback for his protests against police brutality. It's more clear than ever what a terrible decision that was.

The league extended teams’ virtual offseason programs for players by two weeks into mid-June, without specifying yet whether there will be any on-field practices before those programs end late next month.

The fourth-and-15 alternative to the onside kick was tabled by the owners, to be reconsidered at another time.

Owners are to meet via video conference for the second time since last week.

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Los Angeles GM Tom Telesco didn't get everything he wanted out of this offseason, but he came close.

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The stadium can accommodate 230 cars for events and will also feature an open-air theater outside the venue.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is the latest to say the NFL is planning on full stadiums this season.

The former Giants quarterback made his debut tweet with a quote from "Hoosiers."

Cleveland is the latest pro sports team or figure to participate in the All-In Challenge, awarding two winners a chance to help the coaching staff script the first 15 plays of a preseason game.

The former Super Bowl MVP, coming off neck surgery, agreed to a one-year deal with New York.

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The NFL needed to strengthen its policies regarding hiring practices only because owners kept circumventing the old ones.

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While the former Patriots quarterback has an inspirational story to tell, a docuseries based around him would seem to have a hard time whipping up the same fervor as the smash hit that benefited from nostalgia and Michael Jordan's endless appetite for score-settling.

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Rather than try an onside kick, teams could choose to attempt a fourth-and-15 play from their 25-yard line when trailing.

The 30-year-old former 49ers and Raiders defensive end has not played in the NFL since 2015 due to suspensions and arrests.

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Radical hiring incentive plan didn't get passed, but it forced a long-overdue discussion.

Lawyers for the two NFL players say they have affidavits from witnesses that clear their clients.

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Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, the first black leader of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league’s athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism

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Dallas defensive end Aldon Smith says he’s a better man and is confident he can be an elite pass rusher again after being suspended from the NFL for nearly five years

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San Francisco edge rusher Dee Ford had a cleanup operation for the tendinitis in his left knee that limited his effectiveness in his first season with the 49ers

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Browns general manager Andrew Berry has filled out his front office

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The Indianapolis Colts bet big on 38-year-old Philip Rivers

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