On Monday night, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reportedly said that all of his ers will be standing for the anthem in 2018. On Tuesday, Ross has revisited the issue via a statement issued by the team.
It’s also clear that he realizes that his words have sparked renewed interest in a topic that had been dormant for months.
No trade can become official until the league year starts in a week, but trade agreements can be made, and the Rams have been active on the trade market. They’ve also traded for cornerback Marcus Peters from Kansas City, and they traded defensive end Robert Quinn to the Dolphins.
The 26-year-old Ogletree started every game except the Rams’ meaningless Week 17 game last season. But with a $7 million roster bonus coming up and a $3 million base salary, it’s not surprising the Rams wanted his $10 million cap hit off their books. Now the Giants will take that hit, and hope they’ve bolstered their defense.
Robert Kraft the Patriots fan didn’t appear to like the move of benching cornerback Malcolm Butler in Super Bowl LII. Robert Kraft the owner, however? He was all for it.
In speaking with reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting on Monday, Kraft explained why even though he didn’t necessarily enjoy seeing Butler on the sidelines while Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles carved up New England’s secondary, he was all for the move because it was Bill Belichick’s idea.
We’d love for him to be able to hurt them on the run and to run. We’re not necessarily interested in increasing the number of runs. I think we’ve got a lot more options as far as how to get him on the run in the passing game, and giving him a better pocket and having better blocking. You might say protection, but the way to get that done is to be imaginative in the running game. Some of the college stuff needs to be thought about here. That’s a big part of the conversation that’s going on at the office.