McA­doo hopes Giants can make state­ment on po­lice shoot­ings

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

EAST RUTHER­fORD, N.J. >> Coach Ben McA­doo has talked with Giants play­ers about mak­ing a state­ment on so­cial in­jus­tice in the wake of po­lice shoot­ings in Ok­la­homa and North Carolina, but some­thing other than kneel­ing or sit­ting for the na­tional an­them.

The rookie coach nei­ther iden­ti­fied the play­ers he spoke with Wed­nes­day nor did he say what type of ac­tion was be­ing con­sid­ered.

No Giants play­ers have sat or knelt dur­ing the play­ing of the na­tional an­them ei­ther in the pre­sea­son or at the open­ing two games of the NFL reg­u­lar sea­son. There was also no in­di­ca­tion any of them would protest Sun­day when the Giants will be home to play the Wash­ing­ton Red­skins.

“They’re con­flicted and they want to make a dif­fer­ence,” McA­doo said of his meet­ing with the play­ers. “The league is a plat­form to make a dif­fer­ence. I en­cour­age them to. I would like to be in­volved in that. Any­thing I can do to help.

“Still, I feel that you can make a dif­fer­ence out­side of the an­them. We can do some­thing to­gether to make a dif­fer­ence. It doesn’t have to in­volve the na­tional an­them. I still be­lieve that you pay trib­ute to the peo­ple that sac­ri­fice their lives so that we can coach and play in this great game.” ASH­BURN, VA. >> Red­skins wide re­ceiver DeSean Jack­son has knee and an­kle in­juries that could keep him out of Sun­day’s game against the New York Giants.

Jack­son watched prac­tice in street clothes on Wed­nes­day. In Wash­ing­ton’s Week 2 loss to Dal­las, he fin­ished the game de­spite feel­ing sore­ness start­ing in the third quar­ter, coach Jay Gru­den said.

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