The bottoms of rosters are churning this time of year. The Dolphins announced this morning that they had waived tackle Sean Hickey. He’s been knocking around the league the last four years, showing up in camps with the Saints, Patriots, Jets, Vikings, and Dolphins. He was on Miami’s practice squad all of last year, but hasn’t played in an NFL game.
So the owners turned their attention to eliminating their presidential scrutiny. Trump played them for fools. Did they really think he would back off when they’re such an easy target? Did they really think he wouldn’t be petty? Did they really think Trump’s rocky 35-year relationship with the NFL would be ignored when he finally has the league whimpering before him?
Two weeks after the NFL gave Trump what it thought he wanted, he started demanding more. Disinviting the Eagles and reigniting the anthem issue are just the latest indicators that Trump cannot be appeased. It’s not really about the anthem, either. It’s about having a convenient sucker to bully and impress a base of supporters who would rather weaponize patriotism than practice all of its complex principles.
The Seahawks will be his sixth team. Marshall saw his 2017 season with the Giants cut short by an ankle injury. That came on the heels of a subpar 2016 with the Jets, so it’s unclear exactly how much the veteran has left at this point.
Upon learning these facts, the president decided to change the event so that it would be a celebration of the American flag with Eagles fans and performances by the United States Marine Band and the U.S. Army Chorus.
Long, who donated his salary to charity last season and spoke out after violence erupted in his home town of Charlottesville last summer, sharply criticized Fox News for using the images of players in prayer.