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Several players took a knee, raised fists or did not take to the field while the National Anthem was played before a dozen preseason games began across the country.

Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Philadelphia Eagles players Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby raised their fists in protest during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner prior to Thursday's (Aug 9) exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel during the anthem and walked toward the bench while it played.

During pregame warmups, multiple Eagles players wore T-shirts raising awareness about voter registration and prison populations. All three were among a group of Seattle players that sat during the anthem last season. "We won't let it stop what we stand for".

"I think it was just kind of a culmination of how the offseason went and where we are now", he said. I did what I did.

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The NFL chose to put a temporary hold on the implementation of that policy while it meets with the players' union to find a solution.

However, that policy, announced in May, was put on hold last month when the NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed to suspend enforcement of the new rules. The NFL said in May that players had to stand at attention or stay in the locker room, with teams facing fines and individual players subject to team penalties.

Another NFL season, another show of racial injustice during the national anthem.

National anthem protests returned to the NFL Thursday, as two Miami Dolphins players took a knee and one of their teammates raised a fist during "The Star Spangled Banner" ahead of the team's preseason opener.

"We remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issue affecting our communities".


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