Malcolm Jenkins has been raising his right fist during the national anthem since the 2016 season. On Thursday night, Eagles defensive end Chris Long stood next to him with his arm around Jenkins’ shoulders.
So what happens next? The Jaguars hold Albert’s rights, so the next move is up to them. They added him to the reserve/retired list on Tuesday, which means they hold his rights and owe him his $8.8 million salary this year.
Albert agreed to that move too, so it means he’s off the hook for the $3.4 million owed and may just end up staying retired.
They could still trade him, but it might be tough to find a team willing to take him and his $8.8 million salary because of the commitment issues.
The Jaguars just can’t win! WHY??? Offensive line play has so far been a disappointment for the Jaguars through camp. Albert was supposed to be the guy who helped to fix that. As hard as it would be for the Jags to take him back, it might be just as difficult to let him walk.
As Big Cat Country points out, if Jacksonville releases him and he ends up playing well somewhere else while the Jags’ OL struggles, it’ll be the Jags who take the hit for letting him walk.
Los Angeles gave Goff some weapons to work with in the offseason. The Rams signed left tackle Andrew Whitworth and receiver Robert Woods in free agency. They followed that up by drafting tight end Gerald Everett and receivers Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds.
On Friday, the Rams made another big move by trading cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for receiver Sammy Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round pick. Watkins will join his new team, but won’t play against Dallas.