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‘He’s an idiot. Plain and simple’: NFL players respond to Trump’s hard-line stance on anthem

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had harsh words for the comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the NFL's new national anthem policy on Thursday, as players began to process the new mandate from the league's owners.

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan to lead hometown Regina’s Pride parade

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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In an attempt to try and kick some of the stereotypes and homophobia that exists within sport, Regina Pride has named Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan one of two grand marshals to lead this year’s Pride parade set for June 16.

Trump believes those who don’t stand for anthem ‘shouldn’t be in the country’

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
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President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem.

NFL owners adopt new anthem policy requiring players to stand on field

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
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NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker-room during The Star-Spangled Banner, but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

Carolina Panthers to sell to hedge fund manager for $2.2B US: report

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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People familiar with the situation say hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion US.

Unsigned safety Eric Reid follows Kaepernick, files collusion grievance against NFL

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
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The NFL players' union says former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid filed a grievance against the league, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners.

Canadians Shepley, Hunter ink NFL deals after going undrafted

Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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Canadian offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley joined the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent Saturday after being bypassed in the NFL draft.

One-handed Shaquem Griffin defies odds, drafted by Seattle Seahawks

Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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The Seattle Seahawks have selected Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Griffin lost his left hand to amputation when he was four years old, and became the feel-good story of the NFL draft.

Canada’s Nathan Shepherd selected by New York Jets in NFL draft

Friday, April 27th, 2018
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Defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd is a New York Jet. The six-foot-five, 315-pound native of Ajax, Ont., was taken in the third round, No. 72 overall in the NFL draft Friday night.

Woeful Browns anoint QB Baker Mayfield as latest saviour with 1st overall pick

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Baker Mayfield, until the past few days considered an outsider to be chosen at the top of the NFL draft, has been taken by the Cleveland Browns to begin Thursday night's selections.