June Jones is a head coach once again.
The well-traveled Jones will take charge of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the team announced Thursday. He was appointed to the position by the man he replaces, Kent Austin, who also serves as the team’s vice president of football operations.
Colin Kaepernick carried his national anthem protest to the regular season.
The 49ers backup quarterback again took a knee Monday prior to his team’s opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Teammate Eric Reid knelt alongside Kaepernick, and players from both teams raised their fists to protest injustice against minority groups.
ESPN did not shy away from showing the protests. It zoomed in on Kaepernick and Reid, who knelt behind an American flag that covered the entire field at Levi’s Stadium. The network’s cameras also stayed on the 49ers and Rams players who raised their fists.
The announcer team of Chris Berman, Steve Young and Lindsay Czarniak took several minutes after the anthem to analyze the protests. Czarniak reported that fans sitting behind Kaepernick yelled to the quarterback to stand up. Berman closed the coverage by saying, “To each their own, and all discussions pointing in the right direction.”
Curry was the most overpaid non-injured player in the NFL on a per-snap basis last year. He has never been more than a situational player who should earn around $3 million-$3.5 million a season, but the Eagles took a huge gamble that he could be more when they signed him to this mega contract last year. Curry certainly did not live up to it with just 2.5 sacks.