But so far, they haven’t gotten to defensive tackle Grady Jarrett.
Via聽D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons have generally shelved all negotiations once the season begins. They’ve had a busy offseason, writing a mega-extension for quarterback Matt Ryan and also locking up young safety Ricardo Allen and left tackle Jake Matthews.
Jarrett was also on their wish list, but so far nothing has been done. The 2015 fifth-rounder Jeff Heath Jersey , who has blossomed into one of the top interior defenders in the NFC, taken it in stride.
鈥淚鈥檓 just going to let that take care of itself,鈥?Jarrett said. 鈥淚鈥檓 just going to focus on being the best player that I can be. But at the end of the day, that will work itself out.鈥?/p>
So far it hasn’t, which has Jarrett about to go into his contract year without the security every player wants.
The NFL had one right way to fix the anthem mess that the NFL created. But the NFL won’t be doing that Womens Antonio Brown Jersey , because that would cost too much.
So instead the NFL has tried to fashion something that is being called by the NFL a “compromise.”
Per Judy Batista of NFL Media, “Anthem policy is compromise — if players are on sideline, will stand. But players may choose to stay in the locker room if they prefer not to stand.”
As Ian Rapoport of NFL Media adds, “Respecting the anthem will be paramount if you鈥檙e on the sideline. Teams can also set their own policies. Compromise all around.”
It may represent a compromise among the owners, but it’s hardly compromise among the owners and the players. The only way to truly compromise would be to actually compromise — to acknowledge that the NFL gave the players the right to protest during the anthem Dion Dawkins Jersey , and to make some sort of a concession aimed at getting the players to agree to stand.
No, the NFL won’t do that. The NFL doesn’t want to fashion a compromise because the NFL doesn’t want to make a concession to the union. And the union fully realizes the value of the concession it would be making by persuading all players to agree to stand for the anthem.
The adjustment to the policy that the league clumsily created in 2009, confirmed in 2016, and reiterated in 2017 isn’t a compromise, because it takes away a player’s right to protest during the anthem Chase Roullier Jersey , and it gives the player nothing in return.