Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has officially been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in the shoulder of his throwing arm, according to coach Dirk Koetter. There is no structural damage, and he’ll be day-to-day.
In 2016, the rule kept Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Kenny Clark and Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack, both UCLA products, away from OTAs.
The exception to the rule was to graduate early — something that 2016 first-round picks DeForest Buckner and Joshua Garnett both did — to participate in OTAs. But now, players will be allowed to choose for themselves when to begin practicing with their new teams. And it’s about time.
After it wrapped up just before 2 p.m. ET, the sides issued a joint statement in which they said, in part: “Everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military. In the best American tradition, we are coming together to find common ground and commit to the hard work required for positive change.”
The Seahawks have been particularly vocal about social activism, in part, Sherman said, because of the team’s makeup.
“Our team is as loosey-goosey as they come,’’ he said. “Got a very, as the politicians would say, liberal team and ownership. Because those things matter nowadays. You are liberal or you are conservative. You are alt-left or you are alt-right. Whatever happened to human beings? But whatever. Story for a different day.’’
Many involved in Tuesday’s meeting called it a positive step, but Sherman pointed to one player who wasn’t present, beyond Kaepernick: teammate Doug Baldwin, who co-signed a letter with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that was sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee expressing support for a bill that seeks criminal justice reform.