The Cowboys drafted Chidobe Awuzie with a plan of playing him at safety, but he spent his rookie season at cornerback, starting six games.
Awuzie has remained at corner this offseason, though the team has floated the idea of playing him at safety if they need help there.
To be clear, players won’t be fined if they violate the policy (which requires any player on the field to stand for the anthem, but allows them to stay in the locker room if they choose). Teams would incur the fines, and while that might have a chilling effect on the marketplace, it doesn’t reach to players directly.
If Allen were to show he’s clearly the best of the three quarterbacks over the summer, it would be difficult for the Bills to sell him as a backup. If Allen remains with the third team well into camp, however, it will be just as difficult for him to show that he’s ready to start out of the gate.
Surely, the President and his team will fight the effort, every step of the way. Especially since it’s possible that any proof of interference in Kaepernick’s employment interests could possibly result in a claim that the President and/or the Vice President violated the law.
And while this has nothing to do with football on the surface, it has everything to do with football because the same kind of thing could happen in football.
Indeed, it already has, with Commissioner Roger Goodell’s wife using a not-secret-enough account to defend Goodell and attack his critics. The potential problem quickly subsided for Goodell despite plenty of unanswered questions (like whether he knew about the account, or whether he actively encouraged it), in large part because Mrs. Goodell wasn’t sharing confidential information or attacking league employees, players, etc.