"Another fact I want to throw out there: Many of us have no interest in supporting President Trump", Lurie said, per the newspaper.
"We are honored to receive this invitation and view this not only as an opportunity to be recognized for our on-field accomplishments, but also as an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue with the leaders of our country", the statement read, via NJ Advance Media. Jenkins told reporters on Thursday that while he will not be going to the White House, he will be traveling to Washington with teammates that day.
President Trump drew the ire of many NFL officials and players when he criticized the league for not punishing the players who chose to sit or kneel during the playing of the national anthem.
Multiple current and former Eagles have taken part in the anthem protests and put plans into action to help. The team would likely have to shorten the session if they wanted to make the trip to DC, which is almost two hours away by train. "If you want to meet to talk about events in my community, changing the country, I'm all for that".
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The devoted will be pleased to hear that, and for them I offer my humble blessings and genuine joy at their impending pleasure. I would love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like a mano a mano or a great female character from the X-Men universe.
Long did not attend the Patriots' ceremony at the White House after their win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI. "I know for a fact there are guys who have dreamt of the opportunity to go to the White House and I think they should have that opportunity".
Graham, 30, is in the final year of his contract.
WHITE HOUSE: Who is (and isn't) going? The biggest thing is that the Eagles have to accept the invitation, which apparently hasn't happened yet.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is recovering from right ankle surgery and could miss the team's spring workouts, Tim McManus of ESPN reports. The organization took its time weighing the political consequences the visit would effectuate, and until now is still undecided.