Michael Bennett on anthem policy: It isn’t so much about the gesture anymore

Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been one of the league’s more vocal protestors, willing to sit during the national anthem to bring attention to the causes he believes in.
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But while he doesn’t agree with either the NFL’s new policy requiring players on the field to stand, or the President whose pressure inspired that policy, Bennett doesn’t sound like a man who wants to extend this particular fight.

Both true professionals, coach Todd Bowles said of the newcomers. Blending in with the guys, fitting in well with the group, can [only] help us.

Predictably, Bowles tempered enthusiasm about the group, pointing to the date on the calendar and the need to jell. Talent doesn’t always equate to production. Johnson and Wilcox have to get used to their new teammates. Maye isn’t practicing Nolan Patrick Jersey — following offseason arthroscopic ankle surgery, though on Tuesday he talked about the benefit of learning from the sidelines — and neither is Claiborne (bruised left hand).

We like the players we have. We liked the players we had on the team last year, Bowles said. Talent is one thing, blending them in is a whole different animal. We have to make sure they blend the right away and go from there.

The 28-year-old played well in New Orleans until injuries derailed his career there (and ultimately, the careers of some former team doctors after his leg injury was misdiagnosed).

He had some workouts for NFL teams this offseason, but couldn’t find a team willing to take a chance at a time when they can roster 90, so he’s looking back to his roots

Knox has worked out for every team selecting sixth through 12th. On Tuesday, Andre Johnson Womens Jersey he is headed back to the Sixers, http://www.officialtexansfootballauthentic.com/texans+andre+johnson+jersey who select 10th, but only to meet and have dinner with coach/GM Brett Brown before Knox heads to New York for the draft.

ESPN’s Draft Express mock draft placed Knox with the Knicks at No. 9 in recent days. ESPN reported the Knicks asked Knox if he had any more workouts scheduled with clubs drafting ahead of them.

Knox Sr. said his son would be used to the scrutiny in New York because of his experience at Kentucky, which garners college basketball’s most media attention.

If point guard Trae Young or Duke center Wendell Carter aren’t available at No. 9, the Knicks could be faced with a sure-thing selection of http://www.authenticsflyershop.com/authentic-19-nolan-patrick-jersey.html Villanova small forward Mikal Bridges, 21, or the risk-reward pick of Knox.