Lions owner Martha Ford asks players not to kneel during anthem

Demonstrations during the national anthem took center stage around the NFL last week after President Donald Trump made negative comments about the individuals choosing to kneel.

This week, Lions owner Martha Ford asked her team to remain standing during the anthem before a matchup against the Vikings, according to The Detroit Free Press.

Late Tuesday, Gronkowski didn’t indicate his availability would be in question when he talked about the quick turnaround for a Thursday night game.

“It’s definitely a challenge. It’s tough to already play a game Sunday and then be ready again for the following Sunday,” he said. “As I get older, too, I just see the difference, too. Just to prepare for a Thursday night game is totally a lot different.

“You’re on top of it right away. You’ve got to be on top of your body right away, starting yesterday, maybe do some overtime extra stuff tonight. But to be ready, to be prepared, you’ve got to go full in this week. Then in the back of your head you’ve got some rest over the weekend. So just go full in, getting ready for the game Thursday night, and you’ll be good.”

Entering Thursday night’s game, Gronkowski led the Patriots with 318 Cheap Jerseys Mastercard receiving yards this season. He also had 20 receptions and two touchdown catches in the Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale first four games.

The Patriots expect Gronkowski and running back Rex Burkhead (ribs) to be ready for their next game in 10 days against the New York Jets, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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