Eagles Rookie Linebacker Myke Tavarres Rescinds Pledge to Sit for National Anthem

After planning to follow Colin Kaepernick's lead and sit out the national anthem before Thursday's NFL preseason game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field, an Eagles rookie rescinded his pledge.

Hours after Myke Tavarres told ESPN on Monday that he planned to sit during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner before the Eagles' fourth and final preseason game, his agent, Corey Williams, told a national NFL reporter that his client changed his mind.

Tavarres, an undrafted linebacker out of the University of the Incarnate Word, was persuaded by his agent as well as former college coaches to reverse his stance, according to NFL.com reporter Mike Garafolo.

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