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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers teammates want fans at Lambeau Field for Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears to join them in linking arms during the national anthem.

Most of the Packers’ players did that on the sideline before Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati, though three players — Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks and Kevin King — sat on the bench.
Rodgers said it’s not a protest.

“This is about equality,” Rodgers said Tuesday. “This is about unity and love and growing together as a society and starting a conversation around something that may be a little bit uncomfortable for people. But we’ve got to come together and talk about these things and grow as a community, as a connected group of individuals in our society, and we’re going to continue to show love and unity, and this week we’re going to ask the fans to join in as well and come together and show people that we can be connected and we can grow together.”

It sounds as if all the players — even the ones who sat during the anthem on Sunday — will participate after they held a meeting to discuss it.
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“I think it was Marty’s idea,” said Kendricks, who sat he sat during the anthem to bring awareness to people in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. “Aaron spoke first and he kind of laid it out and laid out the fact that he’s on our side and he understands the message being conveyed and trying to get across. And then Marty wrote a statement and in the statement he said we’re going to lock arms and he’s going to challenge the fans to lock arms as well, so it kind of puts them in a position where it’s like, ‘Look you’re either going to unite with us or you’re not.’ I think that’s really cool because it puts them in a position where it’s like now we’re talking to you, so you make a decision, peacefully make a decision.”

Rodgers called the team meeting about it “fantastic.”

“We kind of talked about a lot of things — things I’m not going to talk about because it’s meant for just the locker room — but I think there’s been a great sense of unity and love and support in this locker room, guys coming together,” Rodgers said. “Outside the building, I think the message has been diluted a little bit and it’s been kind of taken away from what we were trying to do: show a united front, guys linking up together. There’s been a lot of hatred on my social media, probably other people’s social media as well. Frankly don’t understand it, a lot of it.”

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CHICAGO — In a sign of solidarity, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room during the national anthem before their 1 p.m. ET kickoff with the Chicago Bears.

Players for the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans did the same before their game.

An NFL official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that no fines are being considered for those players who stayed in the locker room during the anthem.
As the anthem began in Soldier Field, several Steelers coaches were on the sideline, including head coach Mike Tomlin, while the players were not present. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley, offensive line coach Mike Munchak and running backs coach James Saxon also were spotted.

Players took the field within a few seconds of the anthem’s end, just after fireworks launched; quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was one of the first players out of the tunnel. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, an Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan, was seen on the CBS broadcast at the edge of the tunnel during the anthem, hand over heart.

Roethlisberger made it a point of emphasis after the Steelers’ 23-17 overtime loss to the Bears to say that the team’s decision was a unified one, and that he has the “utmost respect” for “our troops and those that serve this country.”

In Nashville, the Seahawks and Titans both issued statements saying their players were united in their actions.

“As a team, we have decided we will not participate in the national anthem,” the Seahawks’ statement said. “We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms. We remain committed in continuing to work towards equality and justice for all.”

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a pregame radio interview that coach Pete Carroll met with a few players individually Saturday, prior to a “pretty emotional” meeting by the entire team later that night.
The Seahawks walked onto the field after the anthem with players locking arms.

“We showed we have power as people and that’s what we were doing today. I think that it was super impressive,” Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett said after the Seahawks’ 33-27 loss.

The Titans took a similar approach with their statement.

“As a team, we wanted to be unified in our actions today. The players jointly decided this was the best course of action. Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued as unpatriotic.”

Steelers coach told CBS’ Jamie Erdahl before the game that the team wanted to “remove ourselves from the circumstance” and means no disrespect.

“We’re not going to play politics,” Tomlin said. “We’re football players, we’re football coaches. We’re not participating in the anthem today — not to be disrespectful to the anthem, but to remove ourselves from the circumstance.

“People shouldn’t have to choose. If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn’t be forced to choose sides. If a guy feels the need to do something, he shouldn’t be separated from his teammate who chooses not to.”

The Steelers did not protest the anthem last year and had stayed relatively neutral on the national discussion, but President Donald Trump’s verbal attack on NFL players who protest appears to have changed things.
Team president Art Rooney II released a statement regarding the pregame protest.
Several Steelers leaders, including defensive end Cameron Heyward, linebacker James Harrison and others, were involved in the discussion about Sunday’s protest, one team source said. Those discussions took hold Saturday as the team traveled to Chicago and got situated at the team hotel.

“We will not be divided by this,” Tomlin said after the game. “We’ve got a group of men in there that come from different socio-economic backgrounds, races, creeds, ethnicities, religions and so forth. That’s football. That’s a lot of team sports. But because of our position we get drug into bulls—, to be quite honest with you. Some have opinions; some don’t. We wanted to protect those who don’t and we wanted to protect those who do.”

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RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy said Wednesday that he isn’t sure what his role will be in Seattle’s backfield going forward but that he’s preparing as if he will play.

Lacy was a surprise inactive for Sunday’s win against the San Francisco 49ers.

“You don’t like what happened or whatever, but at the end of the day, you can just control what you can control,” Lacy said, “continue to go out and practice and see how it goes.”
Lacy, who signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the Seahawks over the offseason, only played seven offensive snaps in a Week 1 loss to the Green Bay Packers, his former team. He gained 3 yards on five carries.

He said he was informed that he would be inactive against San Francisco by his position coach Sunday morning, before the team boarded the bus to head to CenturyLink Field.

“There’s no positive way to take it, but I was the most positive I could be,” he said. “It was my first time that happened to me or whatever, so I really don’t know what think of it, just do what I can do.”

Rookie Chris Carson has been Seattle’s primary running back over the first two games. He gained 93 yards on 20 carries on Sunday, while Thomas Rawls was being eased back into action in his first game back following an ankle injury. Carson’s emergence and Rawls’ return have added to the uncertainty about Lacy’s role.

“I’ve just got to continue to be me, go out and practice the same way I’ve been practicing and see what happens week by week,” Lacy said.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll described Lacy being inactive as a matchup-based decision and not one that’s indicative of the running back having fallen out of favor. He said Wednesday that Lacy has responded well over the last few days.

“He’s doing fine. He’s ready to get after it and compete and battle back,” Carroll said. “He respects Thomas Rawls. He understands. That’s not what he wants. I don’t want him to accept it, I want him to be wanting to get back out there with everything he’s got, and that’s exactly the way he should be competing. I wish we could have had him up. We could have used him.”

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NEW ORLEANS — Safety Kenny Vaccaro was benched during the New Orleans Saints’ blowout loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday amid reports that the Saints may be looking to trade him.

Vaccaro, a first-round draft pick in 2013, said he was surprised by the benching — despite his admitted struggles in the Saints’ week 1 loss at Minnesota. But coach Sean Payton explained, “Listen, we need to get more consistent play, and that dates back to last weekend.”

Vaccaro’s benching followed reports by both CBS and NFL Network that the Saints were discussing the fifth-year pro in trade talks this week — although Payton brushed off the trade question by saying, “It’s not unusual early in the season for teams to call about” players at positions where teams have depth.

“I know Gronk had two catches on me, really great catches, and that was about it. That’s all that really happened. The next thing I know, I’m sitting next to Coach Payton.”

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Another source downplayed the trade reports with a similar explanation — though Vaccaro is in the final year of his contract, so it can’t be ruled out as a possibility if the Saints aren’t expecting to spend big money on him this offseason. Vaccaro said the trade reports are “a little bit of a distraction, but at the same time, you gotta block that stuff out, be a pro and understand we’re trying to win a game.”

Vaccaro said he hadn’t gotten an explanation for his demotion yet in the aftermath of Sunday’s 36-20 loss. Just before he was benched Sunday, he intercepted a pass — but it was nullified because he was flagged for holding tight end Rob Gronkowski, whom he guarded for most of Sunday’s game.

“I know Gronk had two catches on me, really great catches, and that was about it. That’s all that really happened. The next thing I know, I’m sitting next to Coach Payton,” said Vaccaro, who was not covering Gronkowski during his 53-yard touchdown catch-and-run in the first quarter.

“I took full responsibility [for last week's struggles]. I had bad eyes on a couple plays, and I took responsibility for that. I didn’t know that was gonna overflow into this game until all of a sudden I was out,” Vaccaro said. “Listen, I’ve been here for the last four years, and we haven’t played up to par on defense. And I understand how it goes. Obviously I’ve got to be better in my preparation, gotta be more consistent. …

“I didn’t understand this game what happened at all. But at the same time, I take full responsibility for that and just gotta keep on, gotta keep pushing.”

Vaccaro, 26, expressed his desire this summer to finally crack into that Pro Bowl caliber after a career filled with highs and lows. Instead, his rollercoaster career path has hit another sharp turn.

Vaccaro began his career by finishing third in the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting in 2013 on a Saints playoff team that used him as a versatile chess piece as a safety, nickel corner and pseudo-linebacker. But he suffered a broken fibula late that season. Then he was temporarily demoted late in the 2014 season while battling inconsistent play.

Vaccaro’s play improved in 2015 and 2016, and he was arguably having his best season last year, with two interceptions and two forced fumbles. But then his season was cut short by a four-game suspension for a positive Adderall test (a substance banned by the NFL).

Vaccaro was replaced in Sunday’s lineup by second-year pro Vonn Bell, who started 14 games as a rookie last year. Bell himself lost his starting job this summer to rookie second-round pick Marcus Williams. The Saints also have a veteran backup with starting experience in Rafael Bush.

The Saints have allowed 777 passing yards through two weeks this season — the most in franchise history, according to ESPN Stats & Information, and the sixth-most of any team since the NFL-AFL merger.

Opponents are 14-of-16 for 398 yards against the Saints on passes thrown 15 or more yards downfield — with more touchdowns (3) than incompletions.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a hamstring injury, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Ravens could decide to place Woodhead on injured reserve and bring him back around midseason as one of their two designated-for-return players.

Danny Woodhead's Ravens debut lasted only one drive as he had to leave Sunday's win over the Bengals with a hamstring injury.

Danny Woodhead’s Ravens debut lasted only one drive as he had to leave Sunday’s win over the Bengals with a hamstring injury.

Woodhead, who signed a three-year, $8.8 million contract (including $4.25 million guaranteed) this offseason with the Ravens, was injured on the team’s opening drive of the season. The 32-year-old running back fell to the ground holding his hamstring and had to be helped to the sideline by trainers.

The Ravens were hoping Woodhead was going to be a catalyst for the NFL’s No. 21 scoring offense from a year ago, especially based on his only drive with Baltimore. In six snaps, he caught three passes for 33 yards (picking up first downs on each one) and ran the ball once for 4 yards.
This isn’t the first time Woodhead dealt with this injury this year. He was sidelined for the last two preseason games because of an issue with his hamstring.

Staying healthy has been a problem for Woodhead. He has missed 27 games over the previous three seasons. A torn ACL ended his season last year with the San Diego Chargers after two weeks.

The injury to Woodhead left the Ravens with two healthy running backs: Terrance West and Buck Allen. Baltimore can promote one of two running backs on the practice squad — Alex Collins and Jeremy Langford — to fill Woodhead’s roster spot.

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CHICAGO — The fear is that Bears wide receiver Kevin White broke his collarbone and will have to undergo season-ending surgery, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano.

White exited Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the 9:43 mark of the fourth quarter after catching a short pass for no gain. The former first-round pick immediately walked off the field following the play and went into the Bears’ sideline injury tent for further examination. White was later taken to the locker room and officially ruled out for the remainder of the game.
White was observed after the game in a sling and holding his wrist to stabilize the injured side of his body. He left Soldier Field in an ambulance.

White, the seventh overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft, appeared in just four regular-season games in his first two seasons in the league because of two fractures in his leg.

Last year, White was placed on injured reserve after he suffered a severe high ankle sprain that resulted in a fractured fibula in his left leg in Week 4. As a rookie, White developed a stress fracture in his left shin. At the time of that injury, he had a steel rod inserted into his tibia to stabilize the left leg.

“When you’ve been through that and he’s done it, and it’s happened again, it’s happened again, done it, and it sucks,” Bears tight end Zach Miller said. “You can’t control that stuff. Kevin is such a good football player. He’s had unfortunate stuff happen to him early in his career. It won’t derail the kid. It won’t. I mean, if I can do it, he can do it.

“I mean, I’m from a little town of 300 people and came from Division II and have been in this thing for a long time. Bounced back from a lot of injuries. Kevin can do the same exact thing. Hopefully it’s not terrible. That’s a blow to our football team. It’s a blow to him, but it’s a blow to us, too. He’ll bounce back. He’s got to. He doesn’t have a choice.”

With Cameron Meredith already on injured reserve with torn knee ligaments, the Bears hoped that White would emerge as the club’s No. 1 wide receiver.

White finished the game with two receptions for 6 yards on four targets.

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ASHBURN, Virginia — There won’t be any decision for Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to make. If his wife goes into labor and the Redskins have a game, Cousins will be playing.

Cousins’ wife, Julie, is due with their first child on Sept. 18 — a day after the Redskins play at the Los Angeles Rams.

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Redskins QB Kirk Cousins doesn’t plan to stop playing no matter when his first child is born.

The Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 10, but at least in that case he’d be near the hospital and could drive there after the game. But if they play in Los Angeles and she goes into labor, he’ll need to make a cross-country flight to join her.
“If I’m available, I’ll be there,” Cousins said. “Or if we’re in L.A. or playing Philly, it is what it is and I’ll get there as fast as I can.”

Last season, Colt McCoy’s wife had her baby induced six days before her due date of Thanksgiving — and the Redskins were playing at Dallas. Julie Cousins did not want to have their baby induced, and the couple was comfortable with that decision.

“She’s really supportive,” Kirk Cousins said, “and knew from day one that she would rather let the baby come when it comes and we’ll react accordingly.”

The couple revealed via social media in March that they would be having a boy.

Cousins, 29, will enter his third season as the Redskins’ starting quarterback — and his second playing under the franchise tag. He has thrown for club-record yardage totals each of the past two seasons, including 4,917 yards.

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Washington Redskins safety Su’a Cravens told some within the organization this weekend that he is planning to retire, but a meeting with the team’s coaches and executives has changed his mind for now, according to league sources.

Cravens, 22, who was nursing a knee injury, was put on the team’s exempt/left squad list later Sunday. His roster spot was taken by offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings, who was claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings.
Cravens informed the other defensive backs in a group chat Saturday night that he was going to retire and then exited the session by saying “Peace out,” a source said. They were upset with him and what they heard.

Cravens is one of the league’s youngest players, a second-round pick last year, and is struggling with his transition to the NFL. Washington officials want to help him through his issues rather than have him walk away from the game, which would make him one of the youngest NFL players to date to retire.

One person who had played with Cravens in the past and considers him a friend said he was not surprised when he heard the news Sunday. He added that you never know if a player loves the game until he faces adversity.
An article on SI.com this spring stated that Cravens left teammates wondering about his desire by not pushing through harder with a bruised biceps injury. In training camp, linebacker Will Compton was miked up for CSN Washington and was heard prodding Cravens about his motivation for being on the field. Compton told him, “I haven’t felt it from you. The last two [practices], you haven’t gave me anything.”

Compton wanted to know what helped him push through the tough part of camp and Cravens later told him, “I can’t fake it, though.”

Washington did not respond to questions about the safety.

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“Shocking,” Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger said upon hearing the news. “He has to handle what he needs to handle, whether mental or with his family. We’re here to support him. That’s tough. I’m not in those shoes, so I can’t speak on him, so whatever he’s dealing with I’m praying for him and hopefully he’ll be back.

“If it’s family issues, personal issues, whatever he’s dealing with, I’m supportive. Hopefully he’ll deal with what he has to deal with and be back out here.”

Linebacker Mason Foster said he was surprised by the news.

“Definitely. He’s a great player, a great person,” Foster said. “People have lives outside of football and sometimes you have to handle that first. Hopefully he gets that resolved and comes back and helps us win games this year. I’ll try to talk to him later on, tell him I’m praying for him, but I’m going straight to the iPad and watching Philly.”
“You never know what’s in anyone’s life so you make sure that’s fine first and foremost before you get back to your job,” said Redskins corner Josh Norman.

“This game tests your wits in every form, every facet of your body, your mentals. Everything. If you’re not ready to come back and play and give it your all and your heart isn’t in it, then you’ll seriously go out there and get hurt.”

After practice, multiple players said coach Jay Gruden addressed the players about Cravens’ situation and said when discussing it with the media to stay focused on the season opener. Gruden did not address the media Sunday, but will do so Tuesday.

Several days ago, a source close to Cravens said he was anxious to return from his injury and that he was confident he’d be ready for the opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Over the last few weeks, there had been some unease in the building about Cravens’ missed time and what the team could expect from him. Indeed, the Washington Post reported that he had been talking to some members of the coaching staff over the last few weeks about retiring.