Titans tight end Delanie Walker and his family have received death threats since he made comments defending the team’s decision to skip the national anthem Sunday at Nissan Stadium. Earlier this week, Walker said any outraged fans were welcome to stay home from future games if they felt disrespected by players protesting social inequality and police brutality. The Titans were among three NFL teams to skip the anthem Sunday, after President Donald Trump’s inflammatory remarks during a speech Friday in Alabama. The anthem singer for Sunday’s Titans game, Meghan Linsey, also said she has received death threats after she took a knee following the anthem.
Will Adrian Peterson be on the field when New Orleans battles the Dolphins in London? The veteran Saints running back missed Thursday’s practice. Peterson “tweaked his knee a little in practice” on Wednesday, per a source informed of the situation, noting that the runner’s absence was a “mix” of that setback along with taking a “veteran” break. The Saints officially classified Peterson’s absence as a rest day. Peterson is coming off a game where he ran just nine times for 33 yards in a 34-13 romp over the Panthers. He’s shown flashes of his remarkable running style this season, but Peterson’s overall body of work — 77 yards at 3.3 yards per carry — has been underwhelming.
The Green Bay Packers aren’t happy about Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan’s hit on Davante Adams or his reaction after the play. Adams, a fourth-year receiver, was taken to a local hospital after he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Trevathan in the third quarter of Green Bay’s 35-14 win at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. The Packers said Adams was conscious and had feeling in all of his extremities. He gave a thumbs-up sign while he was being taken off the field on a gurney. He was being evaluated for head and neck injuries and the possibility of a concussion. Aaron Rodgers said: “I don’t like anybody celebrating when a guy gets carted off the field. That’s kind of the message I was conveying to them”, while Bennett added: “What we thought was f—ed up was that he was celebrating that play. You get your ass kicked, you took a cheap shot and you celebrate when a guy goes down. That’s what really pissed us off.”
Trevathan’s hit knocked out Adams’ mouth guard, and fellow Packers receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson immediately motioned to the Packers’ sideline for help. Travathan later said: “I’m not a dirty player. So I don’t do dirty hits”. Officials penalized Trevathan for unnecessary roughness but did not eject him.