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

NFL players who protested during national anthem in Week 6

5:13 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

Titans’ Matthews would rather quit than stand

5:20 PM ET NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews appears to be absolute in his decision to stay inside during the national anthem, saying he is willing to give up his profession rather than being forced to change his protest over social issues. On Thursday afternoon, Matthews was asked

NFLPA to join owners meeting to talk anthem

8:42 PM ET SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- When the NFL owners convene in New York next week and discuss the national anthem controversy that has taken hold of the league, they will be joined by representatives from the players' union. The league and the NFLPA released a joint statement Wednesday indicating that

Jerry Jones sought bad guy role, source says

8:52 PM ET FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, in a meeting on Wednesday with players and coaches, said his stance on the national anthem protests was rooted in a desire to play the bad guy and deflect attention from the players, according to a source. In the meeting, Jones