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NFLPA names former Bills GM Doug Whaley director of college scouting

The NFLPA announced Doug Whaley as its new director of college scouting on Wednesday. “We are thrilled to have Doug join our team,” said Teri Smith, NFLPA Collegiate Bowl director and deputy managing director of the NFLPA. “His knowledge of the scouting landscape, along with his vast NFL resume, will help continue the Collegiate Bowl’s growth and benefit the game’s ...

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Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. A source with knowledge of the situation told Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio the NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential options to fight the league’s policy. More to come. Let’s block … NFL | theScore

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Saints' Watson: NFLPA must push 'true narrative' that players love country

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson is urging the NFLPA to continue to project the narrative that players are indeed patriotic and respect the military amid the ongoing national debate. After receiving approval from league owners, the NFL implemented a policy in May, which states that players will be expected to stand… NFL | theScore

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NFLPA highlights community efforts by players amid anthem debate

The NFLPA created a thread of tweets Wednesday to highlight the community efforts and acts of patriotism made by players. The reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were disinvited from their White House visit on Monday by President Donald Trump, who said the Eagles disagreed with standing for the anthem. While … NFL | theScore

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NFLPA filings support Reid collusion grievance

3:43 PM ET The NFL Players Association on Monday filed two claims on behalf of former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid, a 26-year-old unsigned free agent who believes that teams are refusing to sign him because he has protested during pregame national anthem ceremonies. The actions taken by the NFL players’ union Monday are separate from the collusion grievance ...

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NFLPA files grievance on behalf of Eric Reid

The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance on the behalf of free-agent safety Eric Reid. The former Pro Bowler has failed to find work this offseason after protesting during the national anthem in previous seasons. The NFLPA released the following statement: “The NFLPA has filed a non-injury grievance and a system arbitrator case on behalf of free-agent safety Eric ...

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NFLPA director: NBA could model ratings fix

12:42 PM ET WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — If declining TV ratings are a problem for the NFL, its players would like to know what can be done about them. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith told ESPN on Saturday that he has recently met with executives at several of the league’s broadcast partners, including CBS, NBC and Fox, to ...

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