Jenkins: Jaguars are proof Kap deserves a job
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PHILADELPHIA — In the wake of Sunday’s drama with Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins spoke on Colin Kaepernick’s place in the social justice movement and the importance of presenting a unified front for the good of the cause, all while working in a jab at the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ quarterback situation.
The riff between Jenkins and Reid, which spilled over onto the field Sunday, stems from an agreement between the Players Coalition and the NFL in which close to $100 million was earmarked for causes considered important to African-American communities.
Reid, the first teammate to protest alongside Kaepernick, believed Kaepernick should have had a larger seat at the table and said Jenkins “co-opted with the movement that was started by Colin to get his organization started. It was cowardly. He sold us out.”
Things got heated between Panthers safety Eric Reid and Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins before Sunday’s game, and it spilled onto the field. After the game, Reid called Jenkins a “sellout.”
Jenkins sees the problems surrounding the league’s handling of Kaepernick and the drive for social justice as two separate, if connected, entities, which he expressed Wednesday, in