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DAVIE Andrew Van Ginkel white jersey , Fla. (AP) — There was a time when Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills was bothered by the backlash over his decision to kneel on the sideline during the national anthem, his way of following Colin Kaepernick’s lead and protesting social injustice.He is no longer worried. If anything, his resolve got stronger.“We’re not going anywhere,” Stills said.Stills was one of two players who kneeled for the anthem in Week 1 around the NFL. Fellow Dolphins receiver Albert Wilson was the other. League-wide, only about 10 players participated in any form of protests. On Thursday, two days removed from meeting with veterans on Sept. 11 and getting lauded by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Stills insisted that his pregame statements are not going away.“It’s not going to change,” Stills said. “Activism isn’t something you just kind of get involved in and then turn your back on it. Once your eyes are open to some of the things that are happening, you continue to work and try to grow and create change for the rest of your life. It’s something I’m committed to forever.”Stills said the Dolphins, who had established a team policy during the offseason saying that players who protested on the field could be subject to a suspension of up to four games, have not tried to stop him from kneeling. The Dolphins’ policy and all NFL punishments for protests were put on hold as the league and union negotiate.Dolphins coach Adam Gase chose the captains for this year’s team already, and Stills — just as he was last season — is one. It’s a clear sign that Gase has no problems with Stills’ stance Andrew Van Ginkel Miami Dolphins Jerseys , or his leadership capability.“I think he’s been the most productive slot receiver the last two years in the NFL,” Gase said. “That’s nothing new to us.”Stills met with reporters for about 10 minutes Thursday. There was one question about his two touchdown catches against Tennessee in Miami’s 27-20 victory.The rest of the session revolved almost entirely around kneeling, not catchingStills went to Miami-area VA Hospitals on Tuesday , along with Wilson and a few other members of the Dolphins organization. Some of the patients were moved to tears, and Stills said he spoke with several veterans privately — most of them understanding where his protests are coming from and what they are about.“This has never been against the military or the flag or the police,” Stills said. “And so just for them to have the opportunity, for us to have the conversation, for them to approach me and say that, that meant a bunch.”There are some, however — most notably, President Donald Trump — who insist on describing the kneeling and other similar actions, such as Oakland’s Marshawn Lynch staying seated for the anthem Miami Dolphins Jerseys 2019 , as a protest of the flag.Trump retweeted a photo on Sunday that showed Stills and Wilson kneeling as the anthem played. In a separate tweet, Trump said NFL television ratings are declining and wrote that if “the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!”Rubio, R-Florida, took to Twitter this week to applaud Stills .“You don’t have to agree with how or why he has chosen to exercise the 1st Amendment before every game to acknowledge the hours he gives voluntarily, on his day off, to serve his fellow Americans,” Rubio tweeted.Stills said he understands the backlash is not going to stop.“It’s not about being the face or who gets the notoriety for it,” Stills said. “It’s just what I care about outside of work and what I spend my time doing when I’m not here working for the Dolphins.”Stills first kneeled during the anthem in 2016 and has been vocal discussing racial inequality and other issues. The player protests — started by Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL since that season — have become a divisive topic. The debate was refueled earlier this month, when Nike made Kaepernick one of the faces of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign .Kaepernick lauded Stills and Wilson for kneeling last weekend. Stills said he would like to see more players protest.“Obviously Andrew Van Ginkel Jersey nfl draft , we’d be encouraged to see more guys participating in the protest, but I understand that everyone makes their own decisions,” Stills said. “I’ll continue doing what I’m doing. It’s never been about that. It’s not about what other guys are doing. I understand my position and what I’m standing for, what I’m standing up for.” Back in 2009, Miami Dolphins legendary defensive end Jason Taylor returned from a one-year stint with the Washington Redskins. He would spend the 2010 year with the New York Jets before one final..."WhiteSections 2018 NFL Draft2018 NFL Free Agency2018 Mock Drafts2018 Draft Prospects2019 NFL Free Agency RumorsFormer Miami DolphinsCameron Wake: A Dolphins legendNew,13commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareCameron Wake: A Dolphins legendSteve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsBack in 2009, Miami Dolphins legendary defensive end Jason Taylor returned from a one-year stint with the Washington Redskins. He would spend the 2010 year with the New York Jets before one final season back with the Dolphins, retirement, and eventual enshrinement in Canton as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That 2009 season, while it was headlined by the return of Taylor, also featured another defensive end joining the Dolphins.Signed out of the Canadian Football League, Cameron Wake came to Miami over 16 other teams that were interested in adding him. The former undrafted free agent out of Penn State in 2005 Youth Andrew Van Ginkel Jersey , Wake had transformed from the unheralded linebacker Derek into Cameron, a two-time CFL Defensive Player of the Year pass rushing phenom. And, while Jason Taylor was ending a Hall of Fame career, Wake was just starting one that could land him in the same place.In ten seasons, Wake solidified his place as the face of the Miami defense. He is a legend of this franchise, while still playing. He is a lock for the Ring of Honor. He should be in consideration - along with Taylor and linebacker Zach Thomas - for players who should have their numbers retired for the Dolphins. And, he has an argument for the Hall of Fame one day.Sadly, it appears Wake’s final seasons, his final plays, his final sacks, will come with the Tennessee Titans and not in South Florida, but it does not change the fact that Wake is a Dolphins legend. Wake average 9.8 sacks per season during his time in Miami Infant Andrew Van Ginkel Jersey , and is second in team history in sacks, trailing just Taylor. Wake was named to the Pro Bowl five times and was a First-Team All-Pro selection once, along with three Second-Team selections - not bad for a player who was out of the game for two years before finding his way to the CFL.Taylor was selected to the Pro Bowl six times, with three First-Team All-Pro selections and one Second-Team. Taylor average 9.3 sacks per season over his 15 year career.Wake is two sacks shy of acheiving 100 for his career. He should reach that mark next year with the Titans. He should be a discussion for the Hall of Fame, but he may not be able to reach that lofty height, in no small part because the Dolphins never won with Wake in the defense. That was not because of Wake, but it will be a hit against his resume when discussion start five years after he retires.His place in Canton may not be a guarantee, but his place among the all-time Dolphins is. Wake gave it his all every time he stepped on the field - including still trying to sack Tom Brady after the defensive end’s Achilles tendon had ruptured. Wake will always be a Dolphins legend.Thank you Cameron Wake. We will always love you.
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