The San Diego Chargers and first-round defensive end Joey Bosa finally have come to terms. San Diego announced on Monday that it signed the third overall pick of the 2016 draft to a four-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed for Bosa, who was the last pick of the draft to sign after a lengthy impasse stemming from offset language and the timing of his signing bonus payments.
Colin Kaepernick's stand against racial injustice briefly inspired one of his NFL comrades to follow his lead. On Monday, rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres said that he wouldn't stand up for the national anthem, like the 49ers quarterback, before the Eagles' fourth preseason game Thursday. Speaking with ESPN.com, Tavarres revealed his initial intentions. "Oh, I thought about it. Believe me, I definitely thought about it," Tavarres said of sitting down Saturday. "And usually I'm front and center on the line with the rest of the guys, and that's since pre-K all the way up. Saturday's game, I stepped back, I was in the background, and it didn't feel right to me at all, and so I will be taking a stand
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines last week when he refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game, and an Eagles linebacker fighting for a roster spot says he'll do the same in their final preseason contest. Kaepernick decided not to stand because of the divisive and violent racial issues that have been building in America. Tavarres has taken a similar stance, telling ESPN.com's Tim McManus on Monday that he nearly followed Kaepernick's lead by sitting out the anthem in Indianapolis. "Oh, I thought about it. Believe me, I definitely thought about it," Tavarres told ESPN. "And usually I'm front and center on the line with the rest of the guys, and