NFL players who protested during national anthem in Week 8

5:05 PM ET ESPN.com staff The majority of Houston Texans players protested ahead of Sunday's game in Seattle after ESPN The Magazine reported that owner Bob McNair said, "We can't have the inmates running the prison," during mid-October owners meetings in reference to ongoing player demonstrations during the national anthem. McNair met

NFL players who protested during national anthem in Week 7

5:01 PM ET ESPN.com staff President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who lodge pregame protests, saying in a speech in Alabama on Sept. 22 that he wished those players would be released. He also encouraged fans who are offended to walk out of stadiums. Several players and coaches reacted strongly to Trump

Michael Bennett: Kap resolution first, talks later

8:35 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett said that before NFL players and the league can move forward with their conversations about working together on social causes, the issue of Colin Kaepernick's unemployment must be addressed. "I think the first step to even being able to

NFL ratings down 7.5 percent through Week 6

8:51 PM ET Through the first six weeks of the NFL season, total viewership of games is down 7.5 percent compared to the first six weeks of 2016. An average of 15 million people watched games for the first six weeks this year compared to 16.2 million people through Week 6 last

Proving collusion by NFL owners will be tough for Colin Kaepernick

8:48 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 play 1:06 Jim Trotter explains why Colin Kaepernick is facing an uphill battle in filing a grievance against NFL owners. Colin Kaepernick and his representatives face a high bar to prove that NFL owners have

Kaepernick files grievance claiming collusion

9:06 PM ET ESPN.com news services Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the latest collective bargaining agreement against NFL owners for collusion, according to his attorney, Mark Geragos. Kaepernick is not going through the NFL Players Association but has instead hired Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael