Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Richard Sherman, other NFL stars campaign for NFL to take safety recommendations seriously

Jul 19, 2020 at 10:48 AM--


San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman on Sunday voiced his dissatisfaction with the way the NFL is handling its return-to-work plan. Rookies are scheduled to report to training camp on Tuesday, with quarterbacks and injured players arriving later in the week. All others, like Sherman, are to report the week after, on July 28.

The NFL recently sent an email to teams stating that the schedule remains the timeline as the league gears up for the 2020 season amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Sherman notes that players love the game and want to return to football, but they want to do so safely, and the league is pushing forward without properly considering that safety.


Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated added the following as a response to Sherman, giving fans further insight into what the 49ers cornerback is referencing.


Sherman retweeted the following from his former defensive teammate, DeForest Buckner.


49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw has similar concerns while George Kittle posted Sherman's #WeWantToPlay hashtag, showing his support for the campaign.


J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans provided an updated list of what players still don't know, even with training camps set to begin.


Sherman went on to retweet the following posts by other prominent NFL stars, who are campaigning for the NFL to increase its efforts to keep players safe.


George Kittle retweeted the following.


Then you have the following from the 49ers' legendary running back, now with the New York Jets, Frank Gore.






More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers' Richard Sherman: NFL will 'fight tooth and nail' to finish 2020 season

By David Bonilla
Jul 21, 2020

The NFL is doing everything in its power to ensure that the 2020 season, in some form, takes place. If that means conceding to a few demands from the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), so be it. The alternative—no season—is a less-favorable option. The NFL has finally agreed to daily testing when it wanted less frequent checks for the COVID-19 virus. The league has yielded to the NFLPA, saying now that it is okay with eliminating the preseason altogether after fighting to keep half or even just one weeks' worth of exhibition matchups. Many are skeptical that the NFL can pull off a 16-game season. Some even doubt that Week 1's slate of games will be played. Something is likely to give with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing. Those

Read the Full Article


49ers CB Richard Sherman returns to NFL Top 100 Players, ranks No. 28 on the 2020 list

By David Bonilla
Jul 28, 2020

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman has made his way back onto the NFL Top 100 Players list, coming in at No. 28 on the 2020 version of the ranking. He last appeared on the list in 2018, coming in at No. 64 that year. Sherman is the third 49ers player revealed on the list. He joins linebacker Fred Warner, who came in at No. 70, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo at No. 43. [email protected]_25 is BACK on the

Read the Full Article


Richard Sherman looking forward to Jimmy Garoppolo having a Pro Bowl season in 2020

By David Bonilla
Jul 27, 2020

Continuity. Cornerback Richard Sherman expects that to be the San Francisco 49ers' biggest advantage heading into an unprecedented and unpredictable season. NFL teams haven't had proper offseasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. When squads gather on the practice field during training camp, it will be their first time doing so since last season. Yes, teams have been working hard this offseason. That work has been conducted virtually, though. Players have been training on their own, save a few player-organized practices that ended due to an increase in positive COVID-19 tests. Sherman expects the 49ers' continuity to help the team overcome the strangeness of this offseason, and fuel a quest to return to the Super Bowl. "This year, we

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone