NFL players who protested during the national anthem in Week 6

October 17, 2016 at 7:25 am by Terez in Colin Kaepernick

I kneel for real T...

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It’s week 6 of the NFL season and thanks to a man named Kaepernick, we’re still talking about National Anthems. The San Francisco 49ers QB finally started, but we know his biggest highlight of the game was when he did the very thing that has made him most famous. Check out who else did the dirty deed below courtesy of ESPN. Looks like this will last all season.-TO


San Francisco 49ers: Colin Kaepernick, who made his first start of the season, knelt during the national anthem before the 49ers’ matchup with the Bills in Buffalo. Kaepernick was again joined by linebacker Eli Harold and safety Eric Reid in taking a knee. Safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Antoine Bethea, running back Mike Davis and cornerbacks Keith Reaser and Rashard Robinson once again raised their right fists as the anthem played. — Nick Wagoner

Miami Dolphins: Running back Arian Foster, wide receiver Kenny Stills and safety Michael Thomas knelt for the anthem before the Dolphins’ matchup against the Steelers. They’ve done so for every game this season. Foster said recently that the main purpose of their demonstration is to create a healthy dialogue on systemic racial issues, such as education, the prison system and police brutality toward minorities. In turn, Foster added, productive conversations could help lead to change. “It’s just so easy to hate,” he said. “If you’re proclaiming to be a true American, freedom runs in our bloodlines, right? It’s supposed to. If somebody is telling you they don’t feel like they’re free, why wouldn’t you listen to them?” — James Walker

Philadelphia Eagles: Safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Ron Brooks each raised a fist over his head during the national anthem before their game against the Redskins. Both players have been doing so since Week 2 against the Bears. — Tim McManus

Los Angeles Rams: Defensive end Robert Quinn raised his right fist during the national anthem before the Rams’ game against the Lions. He has been doing that since Week 1. — Alden Gonzalez

Tennessee Titans: After the national anthem before the Titans’ game against the Browns, cornerback Jason McCourty, linebacker Wesley Woodyard and defensive linemen Jurrell Casey and DaQuan Jones all raised a fist, as they’ve done frequently this season. — Paul Kuharsky

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks linked arms and stood as a demonstration of unity during the national anthem before their game against the Falcons. They have done so before every game this season. — Sheil Kapadia

Oakland Raiders: Linebackers Bruce Irvin, who raised a fist during the national anthem in previous weeks, instead twirled a pink towel around his head before the Raiders’ game against the Chiefs. — Paul Gutierrez