Following multiple comments from President Donald Trump criticizing NFL players protesting and kneeling during the National Anthem, the player protests increased in Week 3 of the NFL. The complete list of players, coaches and executives who protested or kneeled are listed below. There's also a video loop of images of the players protesting embedded at the top and bottom.
The Bears did not kneel, but many players elected to lock arms.
Marcell Dareus, Shaq Lawson, Ryan Davis, Lorenzo Alexander, Jordan Matthews, Shareece Wright, and Mike Tolbert were among the multiple Bills players to a take a knee. RB LeSean McCoy stood off to the side and stretched during the anthem.
Many Broncos players took a knee, including Will Parks, Curtis, Harris Jr., Brandon Marshall, Justin Simmons, Bennie Fowler III, Aqib Talib, Jamaal Charles, Shelby Harris, Donald Stephenson, Max Garcia, Adam Gotsis, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer and Von Miller. Virgil Green and Shaquil Barrett both stood and raised a fist. In total, 32 players on the Denver roster took a knee.
Roughly 20 Browns players knelt during the anthem, with Isaiah Crowell, Jason McCourty, Jamar Taylor, Larry Ogunjobi, Ibraheim Campbell, Randall Telfer, James Burgess, Jabrill Peppers, Kenny Britt and Myles Garrett among the group. All Browns players had their arms locked together. The crowd booed.
WRs Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson both took a knee during the anthem. Most of the rest of the roster locked arms.
A notable group, led by WR Matt Hazel, LB Jabaal Sheard, S Malik Hooker, S Darius Butler, CB Rashaan Melvin, LB Jon Bostic, LB Tarell Basham and DL Al Woods, took a knee during the anthem. The rest of the team locked arms. There were boos from the crowd.
Owner Stephen Ross joined his players in locking arms. Four players, WR Kenny Stills, OT Laremy Tunsil, S Maurice Smith and TE Julius Thomas, took a knee. In addition, several Dolphins players wore black shirts that said "#ImWithKap" in pre-game warm-ups.
The players locked arms on the sideline during the anthem and they were joined by owner Jeffrey Lurie. WR Torrey Smith, WR Marcus Johnson and DB Malcolm Jenkins raised their fists. However, linebacker Mychal Kendricks stood off to the side.
The players locked arms and were joined by owner Arthur Blank. DL Grady Jarrett and Dontari Poe were the only two players to take a knee during the anthem.
DT Damon Harrison DE Olivier Vernon and S Landon Collins kneeled for the Giants. The rest of the players stood and locked arms.
Roughly a dozen players took a knee during the anthem. Chief among them were Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, Calais Campbell, Malik Jackson, Tashaun Gipson, Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler.
Every member of the Jets linked arms before the game. That includes acting owner Christopher Johnson, who is the younger brother of owner and U.S. ambassador to the U.K. Woody Johnson.
The Lions players also locked arms, with owner Martha Firestone Ford joining them. Eight players, headlined by RB Ameer Abdullah, LB Tahir Whitehead and most of the defensive line, took a knee and linked arms. TE Eric Ebron stood away from his teammates. Anthem singer Rico LaVelle took a knee and raised his fist at the end of the anthem. The team was booed by the fans.
Multiple Ravens players took a knee, highlighted by LB Terrell Suggs, LB C.J. Mosley, LB Tim Williams, LB Tyus Bowser, LB Za'Darius Smith, WR Mike Wallace, DL Carl Davis, S Tony Jefferson, DB Anthony Levin and DB Lardarius Webb. Former Raven LB Ray Lewis also took a knee. Other players and coaches locked arms.
All of the Panthers stood for the national anthem, except for DE Julius Peppers, who was not on the field.
Tom Brady locked arms with several teammates, but multiple players took a knee. Adam Butler, Brandon King, Lawrence Guy, Alan Branch, Jordan Richards, Malcom Brown, Trey Flowers, Deatrich Wise Jr., Jonathan Jones, Devin McCourty, Elandon Roberts, Stephon Gilmore, Malcolm Butler, Brandon Bolden, James White, Johnson Bademosi and all kneeled Duron Harmon. Long-snapper Joe Cardona, who is actually currently on active duty in the U.S. Navy, stood at attention on the sideline. The team was booed.
RBs Adrian Peterson RB Mark Ingram, RB Alvin Kamara, DE Cameron Jordan, DT Sheldon Rankins, DE Alex Okafor, S Kenny Vaccaro, S Rafael Bush, S Chris Banjo and WR Brandon Coleman all sat on the bench during the anthem. Punter Thomas Morstead, CB Marshon Lattimore, LB Craig Robertson and TE Coby Fleener stood next to those players, putting their arms on the players’ shoulders.
The Seahawks have not played yet, but have already said they will sit out the anthem.
The Steelers remained in the locker room during the national anthem. Only OT Alejandro Villanueva, a former Army Ranger, was on the field. He stood just outside the tunnel with his hand over his heart.
COO Cal McNair (the son of owner Bob McNair) joined the Texans players by linking arms.
Most of the Vikings players were joined by GM Rick Spielman and owners Mark and Zygi Wilf, linking arms during the anthem. But most of the OL and RBs Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray and C.J. Ham did not participate. Some of those players stood with their hands over their hearts during the anthem.