The NFL has released a statement in the wake of their corporate sponsor Nike releasing an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick Emmanuel Lamur Jersey , who has a grievance in progress against the league alleging collusion between the league and its 32 teams designed to keep him out of the league.
The statement, which is credited to executive vice president of communications and public affairs Jocelyn Moore, does not make any direct mention of the ad or the grievance.
“The National Football League believes in dialogue Dave Robinson Jersey , understanding and unity. We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities. The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”
The NFL also released a fact sheet regarding their social justice initiative on Tuesday. It highlights work done by players to lobby for criminal justice reforms, which the league calls one of three pillars of the initiative. The others are education and economic advancement and police and community relations.
The New York Giants have added the title of vice president of football operations to the duties of assistant general manager Kevin Abrams.
General manager Dave Gettleman Justin Ellis Jersey , who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma, made the announcement Wednesday. Abrams has been with the Giants since 1999.
Mark Koncz, brought in by Gettleman as a consultant before the draft Kareem Hunt Jersey , becomes the director of player personnel. Koncz was with the Carolina Panthers from 1994-2017 and was their director of pro scouting from 2000-17. He worked under Gettleman when Gettleman was Panthers general manager from 2013-16.
Chris Pettit has been appointed director of college scouting after spending the previous 13 years as an area scout. He joined the Giants' scouting staff in 2005.
Patrick Hanscomb will be an area scout whose concentration will be the Mid-Atlantic states. Hanscomb spent the previous 10 seasons in the team's pro personnel department.
Marcus Cooper has been hired as an area scout who will focus in the Southeast. Cooper spent the previous seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills.
John (Jackie) Miles is the team's new head equipment manager.
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