Full List Of NFL Players Who Protested National Anthem Opening Weekend Spells Doom For NFL

Full List Of NFL Players Who Protested National Anthem Opening Weekend Spells Doom For NFL

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the pregame protest of racial oppression and inequality in the United States last season by sitting down during the national anthem before a preseason game, and then kneeling during the anthem in Week 1 and throughout the season. Kaepernick remains a free agent, but several NFL players have continued protesting the national anthem this season, including during the preseason.

Here are the players who protested in Week 1 (most recent updates first):

Seattle Seahawks: Defensive lineman Michael Bennett remained seated during the national anthem before the Seahawks’ opener against the Green Bay Packers. He was again flanked by center Justin Britt, who stood next to Bennett with a hand on Bennett’s shoulder. Running back Thomas Rawls was on the other side. Defensive end Cliff Avril again joined Bennett in sitting on the bench for the tail end of the anthem. Bennett last week accused police officers of racial profiling, saying they pointed guns at him and used excessive force during an incident in Las Vegas last month. — Brady Henderson

Green Bay Packers: Tight end Martellus Bennett stood at the far end of the Packers’ bench with his right fist in the air during the anthem before Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Meanwhile, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix didn’t protest, but he helped hold the giant flag at midfield before the game. Bennett said earlier this week that he wasn’t sure whether he would make any kind of protest during the national anthem after news of his brother Michael’s incident with police became public. When asked whether he would do anything during the anthem, he said: “I like to speak through my art, my words and things like that. I wouldn’t be surprised if I draw another political cartoon or some s—, but other than that, I don’t know right now. I’m more of a spur-of-the-moment-type guy, type of thing.” — Rob Demovsky

Los Angeles Rams: Outside linebacker Robert Quinn raised his right fist in the air during the national anthem before Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, maintaining his custom since the start of last season. Quinn shook his head earlier this week when asked about Michael Bennett. “It just goes to show you what’s happening in America,” Quinn said. “It’s crazy, you know. You can’t keep making excuses.” — Alden Gonzalez

San Francisco 49ers: Safety Eric Reid knelt for the national anthem before the 49ers’ game against the Carolina Panthers, following through on his promise to continue the protest he was a part of all last season along with Colin Kaepernick. Ten teammates – yes, 10 — surrounded Reid with a hand on his shoulder as he knelt. — Nick Wagoner

Oakland Raiders: Running back Marshawn Lynch continued his practice of sitting during the national anthem, which he has done since the first preseason game. Lynch, however, has not explained why he is sitting and/or whether he is protesting. — Paul Gutierrez

Philadelphia Eagles: Safety Malcolm Jenkins continued his protest (which began last season) by raising a fist over his head prior to the Eagles’ opener at the Washington Redskins. Defensive end Chris Long kept his hand on Jenkins’ back for the entire playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as he did during the preseason. Safety Rodney McLeod put a hand on Jenkins’ shoulder, as well. — Tim McManus

Cleveland Browns: No players knelt during the anthem before Cleveland’s game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Browns were joined by police officers, firefighters, EMTs and the military as they ran onto the field. Before the anthem was played, several Browns players and coach Hue Jackson were featured in a video that spoke to the importance of unity and equality. — Pat McManamon

Kansas City Chiefs: Cornerback Marcus Peters was seated on an equipment table behind Kansas City’s bench for most of the national anthem before Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots. Peters wore his helmet cocked back in his head. Peters protested by raising his fist during the national anthem for the Chiefs’ season opener last year. — Adam Teicher

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  1. This page is hardly a “full list” 0f protesting NFL players.
    Here is another PARTIAL LIST:

    Dontari Poe Atlanta
    Grady Jarrett Atlanta
    Terrell Suggs Baltimore
    CJ Mosley Baltimore
    Tim Williams Baltimore
    Tyus Bowser Baltimore
    Za’Darius Smith Baltimore
    Mike Wallace Baltimore
    Carl Davis Baltimore
    Tony Jefferson Baltimore
    Anthony Levine Sr. Baltimore
    Ladarius Webb Baltimore
    Matthew Judon Baltimore
    LeSean McCoy Buffalo
    Jordan Matthews Buffalo
    Ryan Davis Buffalo
    Shaq Lawson Buffalo
    Lorenzo Alexander Buffalo
    Mike Tolbert Buffalo
    Shareece Wright Buffalo
    Leonard Johnson Buffalo
    Cedric Thornton Buffalo
    Marcell Dareus Buffalo
    Julius Peppers Carolina
    James Burgess Jr. Cleveland
    Tevon Coley Cleveland
    Jamie Collins Sr. Cleveland
    Duke Johnson Jr. Cleveland
    Jamar Taylor Cleveland
    Seth DeValve Cleveland
    Jabrill Peppers Cleveland
    Leslie Jordan Cleveland
    BJ Bello Cleveland
    Kenny Britt Cleveland
    Ricardo Lewis Cleveland
    Christian Kirksey Cleveland
    Isaiah Crowell Cleveland
    Brandon Wilds Cleveland
    Von Miller Denver
    Brandon Marshal Denver
    Jamaal Charles Denver
    Demaryius Thomas Denver
    Virgil Green Denver
    Shaquil Barrett Denver
    Chris Harris Jr. Denver
    Adam Gotsis Denver
    Shelby Harris Denver
    Zach Kerr Denver
    Domanta Peko Sr. Denver
    Justin Simmons Denver
    Aqib Talib Denver
    Emmanuel Sanders Denver
    Will Parks Denver
    Lorenzo Doss Denver
    Bennie Fowler III Denver
    Max Garcia Denver
    Ameer Abdullah Detroit
    Tahir Whitehead Detroit
    Lance Kendricks Green Bay
    Martellus Bennett Green Bay
    Kevin King Green Bay
    Matt Hazel Indianapolis
    Jabaal Sheard Indianapolis
    Malik Hookier Indianapolis
    Darius Butler Indianapolis
    Rashaan Melvin Indianapolis
    Jon Bostic Indianapolis
    Tarrell Basham Indianapolis
    Al Woods Indianapolis
    Kamar Aiken Indianapolis
    Malik Hooker Indianapolis
    Darius Butler Indianapolis
    Jabaal Sheard Indianapolis
    Rashaan Melvin Indianapolis
    Tarell Basham Indianapolis
    Al Woods Indianapolis
    Jalen Ramsey Jacksonville
    AJ Bouye Jacksonville
    Calais Campbell Jacksonville
    Malik Jackson Jacksonville
    Tashaun Gipson Jacksonville
    Yannick Ngakoue Jacksonville
    Dante Fowler Jacksonville
    Travis Kelce Kansas City
    Justin Houston Kansas City
    Tyreek Hill Kansas City
    Kareem Hunt Kansas City
    Brandon Mebane Los Angeles Chargers
    Damion Square Los Angeles Chargers
    Darius Philon Los Angeles Chargers
    Tenny Palepoi Los Angeles Chargers
    Chris McCain Los Angeles Chargers
    Melvin Ingram Los Angeles Chargers
    Robert Quinn Los Angeles Rams
    Jay Ajayi Miami
    Arian Foster Miami
    Kenny Stills Miami
    Laremy Tunsil Miami
    Maurice Smith Miami
    Julius Thomas Miami
    Adam Butler New England
    Brandon King New England
    Lawrence Guy New England
    Alan Branch New England
    Jordan Richards New England
    Malcom Brown New England
    Trey Flowers New England
    Deatrich Wise Jr. New England
    Johnathan Jones New England
    Devin McCourty New England
    Elandon Roberts New England
    Stephon Gilmore New England
    Malcolm Butler New England
    Brandon Bolden New England
    James White New England
    Johnson Bademosi New England
    Duron Harmon New England
    Adrian Peterson New Orleans
    Mark Ingram New Orleans
    Alvin Kamara New Orleans
    Cameron Jordan New Orleans
    Sheldon Rankins New Orleans
    Alex Okafor New Orleans
    Kenny Vaccaro New Orleans
    Rafael Bush New Orleans
    Chris Banjo New Orleans
    Brandon Coleman New Orleans
    Damon Harrison New York Giants
    Olivier Vernon New York Giants
    Landon Collins New York Giants
    Bruce Irvin Oakland
    Justin Ellis Oakland
    Reggie Nelson Oakland
    Eddie Vanderdoes Oakland
    Marshawn Lynch Oakland
    Khalil Mack Oakland
    Mario Edwards Jr. Oakland
    Denico Autry Oakland
    James Cowser Oakland
    Karl Joseph Oakland
    Sean Smith Oakland
    David Amerson Oakland
    TJ Carrie Oakland
    Jylan Ware Oakland
    Kelechi Osemele Oakland
    David Sharpe Oakland
    Donald Penn Oakland
    Marshall Newhouse Oakland
    Vadal Alexander Oakland
    Jon Feliciano Oakland
    Justin Ellis Oakland
    Marquel Lee Oakland
    Xavier Woodson-Luster Oakland
    Marquette King Oakland
    Keith McGill II Oakland
    Gareon Conley Oakland
    Antonio Hamilton Oakland
    Ron Brooks Philadelphia
    Malcolm Jenkins Philadelphia
    Torrey Smith Philadelphia
    Marcus Johnson Philadelphia
    Joe Barksdale San Diego
    Tyreek Burwell San Diego
    D.J. Fluker San Diego
    Christ Hairston San Diego
    Joshua Perry San Diego
    Antoine Bethea San Fransico
    Mike Davis San Fransico
    Eli Harold San Fransico
    Colin Kaepernick San Fransico
    Keith Reaser San Fransico
    Eric Reid San Fransico
    Rashard Robinson San Fransico
    Jaquiski Tartt San Fransico
    Mike Evans Tampa Bay
    DeSean Jackson Tampa Bay
    Jurrel Casey Tennesee
    Jason McCourty Tennesee
    DaQuan Jones Tennesee
    Wesley Woodyard Tennesee

    Jamison Crowder Washington
    Josh Doctson Washington
    Brian Quick Washington
    Niles Paul Washington
    Jordan Reed Washington
    Greg Toler Washington
    Ryan Anderson Washington
    Chris Carter Washington

    PS: Once upon a time red was blue, and blue was red.
    Ask yourself: Who, why, and how was it changed?