Given another opportunity to sign Colin Kaepernick, the Ravens passed once again.
The team on Monday announced it has waived quarterback David Olson and signed fellow signal-caller Josh Woodrum.
Olson was signed just last week to assist backup Ryan Mallett after news of veteran Joe Flacco’s back injury emerged. Dustin Vaughan also remains on Baltimore’s roster at quarterback.
Woodrum, 24, signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent last year following his college career at Liberty. He was cut by New York after the rookie minicamp and later spent time with the Colts, Bears and Bills. Buffalo released him May 24.
This is the concept of respectability and its inherent problem. It was, initially, thought as a construct that would protect the marginalized and hopefully propel that group to a higher sphere. It’s an idea that if you talk right or act right that white people will treat you better.
So, it’s not far-flung that Vick could not only believe this but offer it as a resource to other black athletes. Vick is a convicted felon who was sentenced to 23 months behind bars for fighting and killing dogs. He still receives backlash over his crime. But he found a way not only to play football after that, but to succeed in the sport. It’s not hard so see how he’d conclude that with a haircut, Kaepernick could do the same.
The misguidedness of the attempt isn’t just something Vick conjured. It’s had a home in American rhetoric as long as black people have been in America. In an infamous 2004 NAACP speech meant to honor Cheap Dri Fit Jerseys those who fought for the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, Bill Cosby lambasted poor Cheap Dream Team Jerseys black folk for failing to live up to the dreams of the Civil Rights Movement.