National Anthem

CARSON, Calif. | Rivers, Chargers look sharp early in 24-14 win over Seahawks

CARSON, Calif.  — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers looked almost ready for the regular season from their first series. Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks probably feel like they’ve got more work to do. Melvin Gordon rushed for a short touchdown to cap a strong 70-yard opening drive by the Chargers’ first-team offense, … Continue reading CARSON, Calif. | Rivers, Chargers look sharp early in 24-14 win over Seahawks

CLEVELAND | QB scramble: McCarron injured as Bills down Browns 19-17

CLEVELAND— Buffalo’s quarterback situation is more scrambled than ever. AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious shoulder injury, throwing the Bills’ three-way quarterback race into chaos, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. McCarron, who signed with Buffalo as a free agent for a chance to start after four years as a … Continue reading CLEVELAND | QB scramble: McCarron injured as Bills down Browns 19-17

LANDOVER, Md. | Jets’ Darnold looks like rookie in 15-13 loss to Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. — Limited playing experience in high school and college makes Sam Darnold appreciate every game, even if it’s just the preseason. The third overall pick made his first exhibition start for the New York Jets on Thursday night and showed some of the growing pains of a rookie quarterback by throwing an interception … Continue reading LANDOVER, Md. | Jets’ Darnold looks like rookie in 15-13 loss to Redskins

DENVER | Marshall, Thomas not on field for national anthem.

DENVER— Linebacker Brandon Marshall and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas weren’t with their teammates on the sideline for the national anthem prior to the Denver Broncos’ game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night. Marshall and Thomas emerged from the tunnel behind the Broncos’ bench after the anthem was over. The league and the NFLPA have … Continue reading DENVER | Marshall, Thomas not on field for national anthem.

OAKLAND, Calif. | Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

OAKLAND, Calif.  — Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem. Lynch declined to stand for the anthem before the exhibition opener against the Detroit Lions on Friday night. Lynch also sat for the anthem all of last season but never gave a reason for his decision. No other players on either … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem

SEATTLE  | 3 Seahawks leave field prior to national anthem

SEATTLE  — Three Seattle Seahawks players ran into the tunnel leading to the team’s locker room prior to the national anthem on Thursday night. Defensive linemen Branden Jackson and Quinton Jefferson, and offensive lineman Duane Brown left the field following team introductions and before the start of the anthem. They returned to the sideline immediately … Continue reading SEATTLE  | 3 Seahawks leave field prior to national anthem

WASHINGTON | White House cancels NFL Eagles ceremony, criticizes team

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his Tuesday ceremony celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory after many players declined to show up. The White House accused the players of abandoning their fans, and Trump quickly scheduled a “Celebration of America” with military bands as he stoked fresh controversy over players who protest … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House cancels NFL Eagles ceremony, criticizes team