Matt Kalil placed on injured reserve The Carolina Panthers have placed left tackle Matt Kalil on injured reserve. He had a lingering injury to his right knee during training camp. The team had to wait until this afternoon to place him on IR so that he would be eligible to return to the team if his knee does recover. Players placed on the list prior to final roster cuts Stitched Sam Mills Jersey , like right tackle Jeremiah Sirles, cannot be returned to the active roster for the duration of the season. Kalil will be eligible to return after missing eight games. For the Panthers, that means their Thursday night match up with the Pittsburgh Steelers.The Panthers have signed cornerback Lorenzo Doss — who miraculously cleared waivers today after being released yesterday — to fill the empty roster spot. Doss is a 4th year veteran in the NFL, however, at 5’11” and 185 pounds, he lacks the ideal size to play any offensive line position. He will likely remain in the defensive backfield. Instead, the Panthers will look to some combination of Taylor Moton and Amini Silatolu, who is also coming back from a knee injury, to fill in on Cam Newton’s blindside. The good news today is that right tackle Daryl Williams and Silatolu are on track to be back on the field earlier than anticipated. With any luck, this news may just be one step back and two steps forward for the battered Panthers offensive line group. When Eric Reid of the Carolina Panthers stepped over the sideline and onto the playing field to instigate a heated pregame confrontation with Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Panthers safety figuratively crossed an important line regarding civility and tolerance. Based on multiple reports including The New York Times and ESPN (please read these articles if you are not familiar with the details of the backstory), the root cause of the conflict is the two men disagree on the best approach to address matters of social injustice and inequality. Both Reid and Jenkins are passionate and thoughtful about these issues. And Youth Greg Olsen Jersey , as often happens with complex topics, they’ve reached different conclusions about the most appropriate solutions. That’s fine. Mature, thoughtful adults can rationally evaluate facts, assess options, arrive at very different conclusions, and still respectfully disagree with each other. It’s call civility. It’s called tolerance. It’s called diversity of thought. Rational people do not resort to physical confrontation and name-calling toward those with whom they intellectually disagree. These are precisely the behaviors Eric Reid demonstrated on Sunday. He allowed a philosophical disagreement to boil over into a heated confrontation to the point where he had to be physically restrained by his teammates. After the game, Reid resorted to labeling Jenkins as “corrupt”, a “sellout”, and a “neo-colonialist”.Remember, these are two men who ostensibly agree with each other about the need to raise awareness and find solutions to social injustice and inequality. The conflict is they’ve simply reached different conclusions about the best solutions. Based on his actions, Eric Reid is extremely intolerant toward Malcolm Jenkins’ sincere, well-reasoned opinions that happen to clash with his own. When debating issues such as these Blue Devin Funchess Jersey , more tolerance is needed, not less. Some will attempt to justify Eric Reid’s actions under the banner of “passion.” They will argue that he’s so invested in this cause that his behavior was justified, perhaps even necessary. This perspective is not only wrong but potentially dangerous. My assumption is almost every NFL player is passionate about social and political issues that are deeply personal to them. Some players may feel just as intensely as Eric Reid does about The Players’ Coalition - some opposing it and others supporting it - but of the 1,500-plus NFL players who take the field every Sunday only one has allowed this “passion” to explode into an angry and ugly confrontation. This is not passion. This is a lack of tolerance and civility. Malcolm Jenkins, on the other hand, behaved with thoughtfulness and respect when addressing this issue after the game. According to the Charlotte Observer, when speaking about Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick, Jenkins said, “You couldn’t pay me to say anything negative about them. I look around the league and I’m proud of guys that are active in their communities, that are using their voice as a platform like never before — including Colin and including Eric.” Jenkins, the NFL’s 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year, was making these measured Devin Funchess Jersey 2019 , thoughtful statements around the same time Reid was calling him a neo-colonialist.If Eric Reid wants a more tolerant, inclusive world, he should start by demonstrating these behaviors himself. It’s ironic, if not outright hypocritical, that Reid’s approach is to demean, marginalize, and physically confront people with diverse opinions that differ from his. A more civil world isn’t grown by sowing the seeds of incivility. A more tolerant world isn’t forged by fanning the flames of intolerance. Eric Reid’s reckless actions don’t help solve complex problems, they only serve to make them worse.
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