Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins Won't Raise Fist During National Anthem Anymore

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Reid and Thomas said they will continue to have talks with the league to "find equitable solutions" but without Jenkins and Boldin's representation.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who has raised his right fist in the air during the national anthem before each game since Week 2 of last season, said Thursday he does not plan to demonstrate in any manner in the lead up to Sunday's game in Seattle.

The language in the agreement does not call on the players to stop their national anthem protests in return for the donations, though the NFL hopes that by acknowledging the protests' root causes and taking action, they will be able to put an end to those protests.

The president says: "The American public is fed up with the disrespect the NFL is paying to our Country, our Flag and our National Anthem". Later Wednesday, sources told ESPN that the coalition and the NFL agreed in principle for the league to contribute $89 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education.

PHILADELPHIA -? San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid said Wednesday that Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins kicked Colin Kaepernick out of the Players Coalition, naming it as one of Reid's reasons for splitting from the group.

Jenkins said he'll end his string of demonstrations because the NFL has outlined a plan to provide a platform to highlight the social justice causes he and other players have been trying to spotlight through peaceful national anthem protests over the past two seasons.

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The organization reportedly agreed to give almost $100 million over the next seven years to social justice causes.

The partnership came a day after some players broke away from the Players Coalition due to their dissatisfaction with how Jenkins and Boldin have handled negotiations. But I will say he's misled us. If they accept the league's proposal, then the owners would vote to complete the deal at the annual league meetings in March, according to ESPN.

"Malcolm, which is also a concern that I raised with him, Malcolm kicked Colin out of the coalition following the meeting in NY at the beginning of the season", Reid said. "So, if that gets accomplished, we can move on". That call did not have Mike or Eric on it. Malcolm actually wants us to - he calls it invest, I call it donate - to the company to pay salaries for his staff.

"The NFL continues a disingenuous approach to player grievances, refusing to match the urgency of this moment", Okung claimed, the Times reports.

Reid said he received a text from Jenkins on Wednesday morning asking him if he would be comfortable ending the demonstrations if the National Football League made a donation to the player coalition.

Russell Okung called the league's proposal "disingenuous" and "woefully inadequate". "He thought it would be best to work and support us in an informal capacity".

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