NFL expecting mixed bag of protests to President Donald Trump’s comments

The NFL is expecting mixed reaction Sunday to President Donald Trump’s comments about the league and protests, a senior NFL official has told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.

The NFLPA denied Sunday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and union chief DeMaurice Smith discussed how to handle President Trump’s statements about player protests.
“We expected a mixed bag today, on a team-by-team basis,” the official said.

The same official confirmed that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked to a number of players about their plans, including Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins, who is considered a leader and activist in seeking reform and change.

This is the third time Spence has dislocated his shoulder. The first one came in Week 4 last year against the Denver Broncos. He finished out the season with torn labrum, wearing a neoprene shoulder harness. Spence has not worn a harness since the surgery but said he will begin wearing it again.

Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy aggravated his right ankle during the game, an injury he’s been dealing with since last week. He had on a walking boot in the locker room.

The Bucs were already without several key players on defense due to injuries and illness — defensive tackle Chris Baker (flu), defensive end Jacquies Smith (flu), cornerback Brent Grimes (shoulder) and middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (hamstring) did not play.a (9)

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