The NFL and the NFLPA have yet to come to an agreement on a new anthem policy, and there’s a full schedule of games for the first time this week.
With that stage set, Eagles safety and leading player/activist Malcolm Jenkins said he hasn’t decided what he might do during the national anthem this week, but teased a major statement on the way.
“I’m not sure yet,” Jenkins said, via Marcus Hayes of the Philly.com. “I honestly haven’t thought about it.”
“I haven’t thought about it, either,” defensive end Michael Bennett said. “Ask me another day.”
That may not necessarily be the whole truth, because Jenkins added: “We will probably have an op-ed or something drop Wednesday.”
“We” would be the Players Coalition, suggesting that someone is trying to make a broader statement than one Malcolm Jenkins raising a fist or one Michael Bennett sitting during the anthem to bring attention to racial inequity and some fundamental unfairnesses of the criminal justice system.
As one of the leaders of the coalition, Jenkins didn’t think protests would be…