Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Miami Dolphins Players Kneel For Anthem During NFL Preseason Opener

Miami Dolphins Players Kneel For Anthem During NFL Preseason Opener

It happened before the Dolphins game against the Buccaneers, and former Chief Albert Wilson was one of the players who took a knee.

In July, the NFL chose to suspend its new anthem policy which required all players on the field to stand for the national anthem.

Michael Bennett of the Eagles did not participate in the anthem and instead walked out of the tunnel and toward the bench while the anthem was sung, Bowen reported. Defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist, and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De'Vante Bausby also raised fists.

In Florida, Jalen Ramsey, Telvin Smith, Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon of the Jacksonville Jaguars did not show up on the field before their game against the New Orleans Saints until after the anthem was over, according to Florida-Times Union reporter Phillip Heilman.

During the NFL Network's television coverage of the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants game, 10 Giants were seen kneeling in unison in an end zone before the National Anthem was played.

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Thursday marked the first full slate of exhibition games.

Kaepernick applauded the Dolphins players shortly after the display for their protest of "systemic oppression". It was not immediately clear how many saw signs of protest.

The new policy was met with a lot of disdain from the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), who stated that they were not consulted prior to the NFL's decision being publicized.

Earlier this summer, the National Football League ordered players to stay in the locker room if they meant to kneel for the anthem.

"The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue", read the joint statement.

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