Eagles defensive end Chris Long called Fox News complicit in playing America for use of images of Philadelphia players kneeling in prayer before games — and never during the national anthem — last season as the network’s backdrop for the story of the Super Bowl champions’ rescinded White House invitation. NFL Football - Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots - Super Bowl LII - U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. - February 4, 2018. New England Patriots' Tom Brady in action with Philadelphia Eagles’ Chris Long. REUTERS/Chris Wattie Long and tight end Zach Ertz used social media to challenge Fox News for its use Tuesday morning of footage of Eagles players praying before games during a segment about protests during the national anthem. “This can’t be serious,” Ertz wrote on Twitter. “Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Eagles players push back against Fox News ‘propaganda’
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WASHINGTON — Digging deeper into a culture war that he’s repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem. Trump said in a statement that some members of the Super Bowl championship team “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.” He said the team wanted to send a smaller delegation Tuesday, but “the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.” Instead, Trump said he would be hosting “a different type of ceremony,” featuring the U.S. Marine Band and the U.S. Army Chorus, that “will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly … [Read more...] about Trump calls off Philadelphia Eagles’ White House visit Tuesday over anthem dispute
Head coach Doug Pederson confirmed the Philadelphia Eagles will be accepting an invitation to visit the White House on June 5 in recognition of their Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots. Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson holds the Lombardi trophy during Super Bowl LII champions parade. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports “Well right now, obviously, June 5 is the day we’re going to go,” Pederson told reporters Thursday before the Eagles’ first practice of organized team activities. “I’m excited to be going to be honored as world champions. It’s a great honor. We’re still working through some logistics right now, so we don’t have all the details today, but excited to be going.” The team’s final sequence of OTAs was originally set for June 4-7, so some tweaks to the schedule are expected. Safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Chris Long and … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Eagles confirm plans to visit White House
Going into the beginning of the new league year, the Philadelphia Eagles looked as if they were going to have to make some tough decisions. They were over the cap and it appeared as if they might have to cut some key players in order get themselves in position to compete in free agency.Eagles Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman knows how to work the cap as well as anyone, and not only were the Eagles able to get cap compliant, they were also able to bring in more players to help them defend their Super Bowl Championship and compete for a second one.One of the first moves the Eagles made was restructuring the contract of tackle Lane Johnson. They also restructured tight end Zach Ertz's deal. Some key players in the 2017 Super Bowl run were let loose, including defensive end Vinny Curry and wide receiver Torrey Smith, who was traded to the Carolina Panthers.To replace the departed players, the Eagles brought in wide receiver Mike Wallace at a more team-friendly salary. … [Read more...] about Gabriel: Reigning champion Philadelphia Eagles could be even better this season
Sports NFL Peyton Manning is reportedly considering joining an ownership bid for the Carolina Panthers, after turning down multiple offers to return to the NFL. According to sources cited by the Charlotte Observer, the five-time NFL MVP has been contacted by Ben Navarro, a billionaire who is involved in negotiations to buy the Panthers, and is considering the offer to become a limited partner. Peyton Manning looks on prior to Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis. Elsa/Getty Images Manning retired in 2016 after guiding the Denver Broncos to success in Super Bowl 50 against the Panthers and has had a number of opportunities to be involved with the NFL again. Last year, CBS Sports reported the two-time Super Bowl winner had been approached by the Cleveland Browns for a role in their front office, a rumour Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has since dismissed. Recommended Slideshows 51 … [Read more...] about Carolina Panthers Sale: Could Peyton Manning Return to the NFL as Owner?