Miami Dolphins Players Kneel For Anthem During NFL Preseason Opener

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Stills has routinely knelt for the anthem during his time with the team.

NFL players continued to protest the national anthem on Thursday night as the league began its first full week of the 2018 preseason.

The Sun-Sentinel reported that wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson sat on the bench while other players lined up for the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner before kickoff against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Giants opened their preseason at home against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, and Big Blue defensive lineman A.J. Francis raised his fist at the end of the anthem, NJ.com reported.

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


Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, an outspoken advocate for social justice causes, raised his fist during the playing of the national anthem, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Eagles defensive end Chris Long had his arm around Jenkins in a show of solidarity.

The rule would have fined teams whose players protested during the anthem, but allowed the teams the choice to wait in the locker room or tunnel while the anthem was performed.

Several NFL players took a knee, raised fists or did not take to the field while the National Anthem was played Thursday night before preseason games.

The players' union filed a grievance about the policy change, and late last month, the new policy was put on hold while the NFL and NFL Players Association work on a resolution. The league has been under pressure from President Trump and his followers to take action against players who take a knee in a silent protest against racism.

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