SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday thanked the public for making his jersey the NFL’s top seller after his national anthem protest and vowed to donate all the proceeds he receives “back into the communities.”
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he hasn’t decided between Shaun Hill and Sam Bradford for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, and added he won’t announce who his starting quarterback will be before the game.
RENTON — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane said he heard from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last week after Lane sat during the national anthem prior to the team's fourth preseason game.
The star defensive player stepped in front of reporters early in training camp and declared that things felt just a little bit different. Almost three years removed from winning a Super Bowl, his team was coming off a season in which contract disputes, among other issues, had contributed to a disappointing finish capped by a loss in the divisional playoff round.
The Seahawks waived defensive tackle Justin Hamilton, who had been a part of the 53-man roster for a day, to make room for Smith, meaning the team essentially traded defensive tackles, one spot on a largely stable roster that has seen some change during training camp.
SEATTLE — It’s difficult to label Sunday’s game as a must win for the Mariners when there are 27 games left in the season. But squandering a second consecutive game against a second-rate team at home when your playoff hopes are fading like summer in the Puget Sound is a pretty easy way to slide into late-season irrelevancy.