Colin Kaepernick created a firestorm when he chose to remain seated during the national anthem prior to the 49ers’ preseason matchup with the Green Bay Packers on Friday night. Kaepernick’s actions have been met with criticism, but regardless of the backlash, he plans to continue his protest.
“I’ll continue to sit,” Kaepernick told the media following Sunday’s practice. “I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me, this is something that has to change. When there’s significant change and I feel that flag represents what Graham Glasgow Jersey it’s supposed to represent, and this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”
The backlash and criticism of Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated during the national anthem will surely continue, but so will his protest.
The injury suffered by Tony Romo in the preseason was worse than the Dallas Cowboys initially believed, and head coach Jason Garrett announced on Saturday Haloti Ngata Jersey that an MRI revealed the veteran quarterback has a broken bone in his back.
Romo, 36, has struggled to stay healthy in recent years, suffering multiple clavicle fractures, so the back injury is a frustrating start to his 2016 season. However, Garrett said the injury isn’t expected to cost him the entire year.
Bridgewater is entering his third season in the league, and is coming off of a solid second season. He completed 292 of 447 passes for 3,231 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Vikings finished the season 11-5, winning the NFC North. The Vikings lost narrowly to the Seahawks in the wild card round of the playoffs with a final score of 10-9.
The team was looking to build upon last year’s successes and take a step forward in 2016, which will now be more difficult to do. Shaun Hill, 36, is currently listed as Bridgewater’s backup on the unofficial preseason depth chart, and Joel Stave is also on the roster.
Zimmer expressed confidence in Hill and the Vikings to carry on without Bridgewater.
“I have confidence in him,” Zimmer said. “I have confidence in this football team.”