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Ray Lewis joined the Ravens to kneel during the national anthem

Ray Lewis joined the Ravens to kneel during the national anthem

On the next play, West failed to secure a handoff and fumbled, leading to linebacker Telvin Smith returning it 52 yards to set up Lewis' third touchdown. Jaguars owner Shad Khan was also on the sideline and locked arms with players.

The league is expected to see widespread protests later on Sunday when the full schedule of fixtures take place in games across the US. The team stayed in the locker room for the "Star Spangled Banner".

After the anthem played, Khan said it was an honor to stand with his team.

"I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the president on Friday", Kraft said on a statement posted on Twitter. So we're not participating today.

Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is questionable to return with a calf injury, leaving the defense without four of its best players.

The A's issued a statement minutes after the national anthem ended, saying: "The Oakland A's pride ourselves on being inclusive". "They outplayed us. You've got to take your hat off to the Jacksonville Jaguars".

Detroit singer Rico Lavelle closed out his rendition of the anthem by taking a knee and holding his microphone aloft in his fist. "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the National Football League, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities". In addition, Bills FB Mike Tolbert wore a T-shirt reading "everybody vs injustice" during pregame warmups.

Kaepernick initially started his protests a year ago by sitting during the anthem but when critics said it was a sign of disrespect, he instead took to kneeling. That said, it's unlikely that the Jags will allow Bortles to throw down the field often, which means a receiver like Hurns who has the ability to get yards after the catch could be his best chance to score through the air.

Fans can also watch the game on NFL Mobile for Verizon Wireless customers,, the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10, and NFL Game Pass for worldwide subscribers. In Sunday morning tweets, he slammed the league's ratings and said players should be fired or suspended for such protests.

The fast start was sparked following a sign of solidarity during the National Anthem. Coach Dirk Kover stood with his hand over his heart. It does not say anything about linking arms during the national anthem.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Trump's comments in Alabama revealed an "unfortunate lack of respect" for the NFL and its players.


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