NFL owners ended two days of meetings here Wednesday without enacting a measure that would require players to stand for the national anthem before games.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and some of the owners reiterated after the meeting that the league believes its players should stand for the anthem. But the owners did not implement a rule change mandating that.
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I think most of us believe that attempting to force the players to do something that they don’t want to do is not going to be effective in the long run, New York Giants co-owner John Mara said. I think the better policy going forward is to try to have dialogue with them and try to show them that we’re willing to work with them on some of these issues that all of us are concerned about. That’s been my philosophy with my team, and I think almost every other owner feels the same.

The rest of the week for Alonso will focus on the sports car race, for which practice and qualifying are Thursday, more practice will be Friday and the 24-hour marathon begins Saturday afternoon. Joining Alonso in driving the Ligier LMP2 prototype will be McLaren reserve driver Lando Norris and sports car racer Phil Hanson on the team put together by McLaren boss Zak Brown.

White has seen more pass attempts than any Patriot after Brandin Cooks and Rob Gronkowski. In the Super Bowl last year, he caught 14 passes for 110 yards. Now in his fourth season, White came out of a run-heavy system at Wisconsin, but he said he played wide receiver in Pop Warner and other leagues growing up. Once in the NFL, he felt comfortable being used a variety of ways.

This could be the game the Cowboys rushing attack gets back on track. The Redskins rank 15th against the run per Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, which measures a team’s efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent, and stop just 17 percent of opposing rushers at or behind the line of scrimmage. Only the Chicago Bears (16 percent) and New England Patriots (14 percent) Andreas Athanasiou Jersey are worse this season.

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