As promised, the Seattle Seahawks held a pre-game “demonstration” before their 2016 season opener against the Miami Dolphins, locking arms during the National Anthem rather than taking a knee or raising a fist, as several others did around the league on Sunday.
Across the field, four players on the Dolphins — Arian Foster, Jelani Jenkins, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Stills — took a knee while the rest of their team stood. In one of the early games, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, formerly of the University of Washington Huskies, raised a fist during the National Anthem before their game against the Oakland Raiders. The rest of his team locked arms, just as the Seahawks would do later in the day.
There have been no other reports about players making a protest during the National Anthem on Sunday besides these ones. The movement was started by San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, who is set to continue his protest on Monday Night Football against the LA Rams. Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane joined him in protest during Seattle’s preseason finale against the Raiders.