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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers CEO Jed York tweeted his response to President Donald Trump's comments about the NFL on Saturday afternoon: “The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for. Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world. The San Francisco 49ers will continue to work toward bringing communities, and those who serve, them closer together.”

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Cardinals were to do anything in protest of President Trump's comments on Friday night that encouraged NFL owners to essentially fire players who protested during the national anthem, it'd be done as a team, defensive tackle Frostee Rucker said. “I know we do have enough leadership and will to stick together and not do anything single-handedly,” he said. “I don't think anybody wants to be isolated in that because it's a dangerous thing when you're isolated.”

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals defensive tackle Frostee Rucker, one of the team's defensive captains, said a day after President Trump encouraged NFL owners to fire players who protested during the national anthem that the team can't let a single person dictate how they feel. “You know, it's a shame that we're still dealing with these issues over and over and over and he somehow gets a pass to say these things. These guys, we got to stay together and show them in a different way instead of lashing out and being pissed off about it. We got to stick together and show them what compassion love and everything else we do. It's a brotherhood in this locker room. We're out in the community, we know ourselves. We know everything we're about so we can't let one single person, even though it's the president, dictate how we feel. We stick together, we're in a union and if someone takes a knee, it's almost like we all take a knee. He said what he said. We're going to stick together rand be a team and that's about it.”

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he's already met with his team to discuss President Trump's comments from Friday night. He added that he meets with his team every week to discuss certain topics. Two weeks ago, the Cardinals met and talked about what the team could do to help hurricane victims.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

‘'That is an individual right of an American.” -- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on how players balance the respect for first responders and the military with feeling the need to do something in the wake of President Trump's comments from Friday night that NFL owners should fire players who protest during the national anthem.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Prediction: The Jets' best chance to win is to stop running back Jay Ajayi, shifting the onus to the turnover-prone Jay Cutler. Problem is, it's hard to trust the Jets' run defense, which has yielded a combined 370 yards in two games. On the other side, the Jets will have problems with Miami's front four, especially without guard Brian Winters (abdomen). Defensive end Cameron Wake is a Jet killer: seven sacks and four forced fumbles in 15 games. The Jets will be 0-3 for the first time since 2003. Dolphins 24, Jets 20

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

A statement from Steelers president Art Rooney II regarding Donald Trump comments: "I believe the Commissioner made an appropriate statement, and I have nothing to add at this time."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

It was a mostly underwhelming first half for USC QB Sam Darnold, who continues to struggle to find a rhythm save for a big chunk of the Trojans' win against Stanford. Darnold was 16-of-24 for 157 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the opening half against Cal. Darnold seemed to get better in the second quarter before an interception down the seam.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong words from the Giants in response to President Donald Trump's comments:

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians reacted Saturday to President Trump's comments made last night about how he thinks players who protest should be treated by NFL owners: "I thought the commissioner had a great statement and I agree with it. I've been in locker rooms for 25 years, and some of the most reputable men I've ever met wear that uniform and to even get to overcome the things in their life to get to the NFL is amazing. What they've done in the last month for hurricane relief victims speaks volumes of what we're all about in the NFL. And I'll just leave it in that."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran Cardinals defensive tackle Frostee Rucker said Saturday he doesn't know yet if any teammates are planning on protesting Monday night but "I know guys are upset." Rucker added: "If there is anything like that, it'll be unified."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints promoted both Arthur Maulet and Justin Hardee from the practice squad since they're so thin at cornerback due to injuries. To make room, they released veteran defensive linemen Darryl Tapp and Kendall Langford, both of whom were signed this week. Both vets could potentially be back at some point once the Saints get healthier in the secondary.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell has signed a contract extension to remain with the Lions, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter has reported. According to Schefter the multi-year deal was signed months ago and just never announced. Meanwhile, Caldwell continued to take questions about it without giving any clue he already had a deal in place.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

USC offense finally got going on that drive, spurred largely by some success with the run. QB Sam Darnold throws an easy 16-yard touchdown to TE Tyler Petite. Darnold off boot action, rolled right and dumped it to Petite, who did the rest. Darnold's best throw so far today came a few plays earlier when he moved up in pocket and fit throw into tight window to WR Tyler Vaughns for 12 yards.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

To make room for QB Taylor Heinicke on the practice squad (officially signed Saturday), the Patriots have released WR Demarcus Ayers from the practice squad. Ayers had signed with the Patriots despite having an offer to return to the Steelers' practice squad, but the addition of receiver Riley McCarron on Friday might have altered the team's practice squad plans with him.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR John Brown and LT D.J. Humphries were ruled out of Monday night's game against the Cowboys, coach Bruce Arians said.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

USC QB Sam Darnold off to another shaky start against Cal today. On first three series, Darnold is 4-of-8 for 36 yards and has nearly thrown a pair of interceptions. Both of those near picks came when rolling to his right. Trojans seem to be seeking offensive identity still as they run a number of concepts from shotgun looks. Darnold has been under center just once so far today.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce CB Jason Verrett (knee) officially placed on IR and LB Nick Dzubnar promoted from practice squad to active roster.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

At least one additional Raiders player will sit during the national anthem tomorrow night at FedEx Field in response to Donald Trump's statement that NFL owners should fire a player who "disrespects " the American flag. There is a feeling here that more than a few Raiders could join in on the protest.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Can this New York Jets fan predict the future? He sure hopes so as he's already invested in a Sam Darnold jersey in the green and white. Darnold and USC ready to take on Cal here in Berkeley.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR John Brown, LT D.J. Humphries and LG Mike Iupati were all working on a side field during the open portion of practice. Everyone else was present and accounted for.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

USC QB Sam Darnold, the No. 1 prospect on Todd McShay's NFL draft big board for 2018, warming up before today's game against Cal.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ray Lewis performs the beginning of his signature dance at the Ravens rally inside a London pub


Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Saturday roster move: Titans sign WR Darius Jennings to active roster; waive WR Zach Pascal.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins safety Su'a Cravens said he's hoping his situation works out so he returns next year. He called it "tough" to not be playing.