Four Miami Dolphins players kneeled during the national anthem before kickoff against Seattle.
Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, Jelani Jenkins and Kenny Stills took a knee just before the anthem began. The four held their hands over their hearts as the anthem played and stood immediately at its conclusion.
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The Dolphins released a statement saying they encourage players and staff to stand during the anthem but recognize an ``individual's right to reflect during the anthem in different ways.''
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On the opposite sideline, Seahawks players and coaches locked arm-in-arm. That included defensive back Jeremy Lane, who sat during the national anthem in the preseason finale in Oakland in a sign of support for San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Lane indicated earlier in the week a plan to continue sitting during the anthem but changed after the Seahawks decided to stand together as a team.
Lane stood next to Richard Sherman and near coach Pete Carroll.