The NFL has already found out the hard way that their hastily crafted compromise with themselves over the national anthem wasn’t enough to appease President Donald Trump.
Eventually, they’ll find pockets of resistance on the other side, as players who weren’t consulted in the drafting of the new policy realize the fundamental unfairness of reversing a position the league affirmed three times.
I feel real good, real good, Awuzie said. Last year obviously everybody knows about my hamstring. It kind of set me back. I kind of had to take a lot of mental reps. This year I’ve been completely healthy, and I’ve been able to do the things I know I can do. It’s going to keep getting better from here on out.
By pleading no contest to a misdemeanor weapons charge, 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has closed all of his pending criminal cases. Coupled with the recent resolution of a marijuana possession charge, Foster now faces multiple potential suspensions.
While things would have been much worse for Foster if the domestic violence charges against him hadn’t been dismissed after the alleged victim recanted, Foster isn’t out of the woods, and he likely will be missing some time to start the 2018 season.
Linebacker Paul Posluszny held down the middle of the field for the last seven years in Jacksonville before retiring this offseason. In addition to his on-field role, Posluszny acted as a mentor to the younger teammates who have moved into bigger roles in recent seasons. Telvin Smith said he and the other linebackers talk about what Posluszny would do in various situations and that it still feels like he is here because of that presence.