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Eagles News: Malcolm Jenkins reacts to Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem

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Malcolm Jenkins supports Colin Kaepernick, but not the chosen gesture - ESPN
"If you want change and you want things to get better across the country, there's different ways to go about it. What's going to get lost is all the stuff that he was trying to point out," Jenkins said. "I think everybody is going to talk about how him making the money that he does as an NFL player and basically kind of shaming the flag or whatever, shaming the country, is unpatriotic. You talk about troops and being able to honor that, that's what's going to get talked about. It's not going to be about the lives that have been lost across the country, the injustices that are being done to minorities all across this country, that's what's not going to be in the headlines. It's going to be about him.

Eagles-Colts Instant Observations - Birds 24/7
The starting linebackers also do a good job of stuffing several runs and not letting the Colts’ offensive line generate much movement. Nigel Bradham gets an early tackle, and he stays on the field with Jordan Hicks when the Eagles go to nickel. He also forces a Colts’ fourth down by tackling the ball-carrier short of the sticks on a third-and-short, which leads to a turnover on downs.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Colts preseason game - PhillyVoice
On a receiving corpse corps that lacks playmakers, Huff made two big plays. The first came on a quick slant in which Huff gobbled up a lot of yards after the catch. The second came on a jet sweep in which Huff scored a TD. Like him or not, Huff is going to make the team because he has the ability to make plays like that, whereas guys like Reuben Randle and Chris Givens have not shown much of anything.

Eagles Roll in Indy - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles beat the Colts 33-23. That score is misleading, though. The game wasn’t anywhere near that close. The Eagles were efficient and explosive, while the Colts looked like a major mess until late in the game. The defense had been outstanding the first two weeks and that continued tonight. The offense took a big step forward, gaining 388 yards and scoring all 33 points. There were no short fields off turnovers. This was good offense. We do have to factor in the Colts defense, which was missing their top 3 CBs and top pass rusher. To make matters worse, they lost another CB early in the game.

Hard not to get excited about Bradford's performance - Inquirer
What we saw from Sam Bradford and the offense Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium offered sincere hope for a 2016 Eagles season that until now lacked in enthusiasm and excitement. For the second straight year, Bradford looked brilliant in his final preseason tune-up, connecting on 17 of 20 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns. Truth is, he played even better than that during the Eagles' 33-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Bradford's first incompletion on the Eagles' opening series resulted in an interception by Colts cornerback Darius Butler, but only because it went through the hands of wide receiver Nelson Agholor. His second incompletion was an end zone throw intended for newcomer Dorial Green-Beckham, who appeared to break off his route too soon. And his third incompletion could have easily been ruled a drop by veteran tight end Brent Celek.

Dorial Green-Beckham showing size matters for Eagles - EaglesWire
Beckham had said before how he wanted to show that he can be used on numerous routes. The slant is one of his favorites. "Knowing that I am a big guy, I wanted it," Beckham said after the game. "I am not going to get tackled by one person. I will catch the ball and put a move on somebody. I will try to get those extra yards."

A Lot To Like In Eagles' Game 3 Win -
INDIANAPOLIS – There was a lot to like about the Eagles’ performance in the 33-23 win over Indianapolis on Saturday night. The offense marched up and down the field as the starters played into the third quarter and the defense had two telling moments in a strong first half ...

10 observations from Eagles-Colts - CSN Philly
Haven’t said much this preseason about Ryan Mathews, but he looks terrific running the football. Mathews got only three carries Saturday night but ran for 31 yards. He’s turned 10 carries this preseason into 64 yards – a 6.4 average. We all know his injury history, but with Barner also looking sharp – 6 for 39 Saturday night, 19 for 115 (6.1 average) this preseason – hopefully the Eagles can limit Mathews’ carries, keep him healthy and get good production from both backs. With a handful of carries per game from Darren Sproles as well.

Even Jerry Rice hates 49ers coach Chip Kelly's offense -
Chip Kelly has been the San Francisco 49ers head coach for all of three preseason games and he has already drawn the ire of the greatest wide receiver to play the game. 49ers legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice took to Twitter Friday night after Kelly's offense once again sputtered against the Green Bay Packers in the dress rehearsal for the regular season, ripping the former Eagles head coach and his scheme.

Colin Kaepernick explains why he didn't stand for the national anthem - SB Nation
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color," Kaepernick told "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." During a summer of renewed athlete activism, Kaepernick’s protest is the first of its kind in the NFL during this new season. The NFL’s conservative messaging, dedication to patriotism and known blacklisting of players who speak out about political issues makes the black quarterback’s protest complicated.

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