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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"When you look at the Raiders, you look at an organization that historically has been at the forefront of civil rights and social movements. Hired the first African-American head coach (Art Shell) Hired the first Latino-American head coach (Tom Flores). Hired the first female in the front office (Amy Trask)...but our organization believes that you should act as a good teammate and a good organizational member and do the right thing," -Jack Del Rio, saying he believes players should respect the U.S. flag.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"In America, as individuals, we all have freedoms and that's one of the things that makes our country great. We may not always like or appreciate the fact that somebody is expressing themself. For us, I think it's more about recognizing you're part of an organization and you're representing our organization and our organization believes you should pay respect to the flag. So save those individual decisions to express yourself for an individual forum. That's how we feel, in taking with Mark Davis."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have addressed two of their biggest problem areas today. After trading for DE Chris McCain, they also signed veteran offensive lineman Khalif Barnes, per source. Barnes has played tackle and guard, most recently with the Raiders from 2009-2015, so he could either compete for a starting guard spot or serve as a swing backup.

Isner: Kaepernick's actions 'pathetic'

Speaking at the US Open, John Isner had some pointed comments about how 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick expressed his point of view.


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"I'll always stand, just to respect it...he has that right to choose what he wants to do, whether you agree with it or not, he's standing up (by sitting down) for something he believes in." Raiders QB Derek Carr, on his take of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's protest to sit down during the playing f the national anthem.

Bosa knew deal would get completed

Rookie defensive end Joey Bosa says he was always optimistic a deal would get done with the Chargers and that there is no animosity between he and the team.


Brian Franey ESPN 

John Isner on Kaepernick's protest: I thought that was pathetic from him. The cause he was going for, fine by me, but don't do it in that fashion. He could have found some other ways to present his voice there. A lot of NBA players have done it, and good on 'em. For him doing it in that way really irked me. I'm a big Blaine Gabbert fan now.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

According to a league source, the Dolphins will get a conditional 7th rounder in a trade for DE Chris McCain.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams haven't announced their cuts yet, but here are a few ...

Brock Huard @BrockESPN

Loved the Hawks giving Brandon Browner a shot, but there just wasn't enough speed & change of direction left in the tank to play in '16