A list of all the players and teams that protested during the national anthem during Week 9 of the NFL season.

By Khadrice Rollins
November 05, 2017

The player protests against police brutality and racial injustice during the national anthem continued in Week 9.

During the week, Papa John's CEO John Schnatter came out and said the protests have been hurting sales for Papa John's and that the protests should have been "nipped in the bud" a year and a half ago.

Here is a list of players and teams that protested during the national anthem:

Ravens vs. Titans

Titans receiver Rishard Matthews stayed in the locker room during the national anthem. There was no report of any players on the Ravens protesting during the national anthem.

Buccaneers vs. Saints

About a dozen players on the Saints kneeled before the playing of the national anthem. There was no report of any players on the Buccaneers protesting during the national anthem.

Rams vs. Giants

Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon kneeled during the anthem. There was no report of any players on the rams protesting during the anthem.

Broncos vs. Eagles

Eagles safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod raised a fist during the anthem while teammate Chris Long put his hand on Jenkins' shoulder. All members of the Broncos appeared to be standing for the anthem.

Falcons vs. Panthers

There was no report of any players on the Falcons or Panthers protesting during the national anthem.​

Bengals vs. Jaguars

There was no report of any players on the Bengals or Jaguars protesting during the national anthem.

Colts vs. Texans

There was no report of any players on the Colts or Texans protesting during the national anthem.

Cardinals vs. 49ers

​Eric Reid, Marquise Goodwin and Eli Harold of the 49ers kneeled during the anthem. There was no report of any players on the Cardinals protesting.

​Redskins vs. Seahawks

Six Seahawks including Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem, Duane Brown kneeled next to them and a small group of other Seahawks stood near those players by the bench. There was no report of any players on the Redskins protesting.

Chiefs vs. Cowboys

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters stayed in the locker room during the anthem. Cowboys defensive end David Irving raised a fist at the end of the anthem.

This post will be updated with more information as the games continue.

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