The Eagles are less than 10 days away from the first game of the 2020 NFL regular season, but their defensive backs room seems to be keeping its focus on social justice.
Safety Jalen Mills and cornerback Rasul Douglas posted images on their respective Instagram stories Friday, displaying altered Make America Great Again hats, with the words "Great Again" scratched out and replaced by the words "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor":
Rookie safety K'Von Wallace also posted a photo on Twitter:
Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was killed by police officers in her Louisville home in mid-March. Her killing has been a focal point amid nationwide protests and calls to end systemic racism, racial injustice, and police brutality in the United States.
Lakers superstar LeBron James previously wore the same hat to Game 1 of the team's first-round playoff series down in the NBA's Orlando bubble.
Douglas' post makes it seem like Eagles safety Rodney McLeod was also involved with the hats.
Late last month, McLeod spoke about the need for systemic change among NFL owners after numerous wildcat strikes in professional sports following the shooting of Jacob Blake:
"We've got to hold these police officers to a certain standard, hold them accountable, and until then we will continue to protest, continue to use our voice, and continue to possibly take extreme measures."
Earlier this summer, 76ers forward Tobias Harris repeatedly called for Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron to arrest the police officers who killed Taylor during a press conference.
"'We want to make sure that [Kentucky attorney general] Daniel Cameron arrests the cops and officers involved with Breonna Taylor’s death,' Harris said. 'That’s all I’ve got to say.'
"Before another reporter could be called on, Harris repeated the message.
"'That’s going to be my answer for every question — for Daniel Cameron to step up and do what’s right. That’s the only message I’ve got today.'"
Taylor was shot and killed on March 13, 2020.