NFL week 3 national anthem protests

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NFL Sunday saw an increase in national anthem protests in the wake of President Trump's comments this past week.

Oakland Raiders players sit during the national anthem
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Oakland Raiders players sit during the national anthem before they take on the Washington Redskins at FedExField on Sept. 24, 2017.

Chris Carter of the Washington Redskins kneels as
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Chris Carter of the Washington Redskins kneels as his hand is placed over his heart during the national anthem before playing against the Oakland Raiders at FedExField on Sept. 24, 2017.

Some members of the Oakland Raiders sit on
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Some members of the Oakland Raiders sit on the bench during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md.Sept. 24, 2017.

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Philadelphia Eagles players and owners Jeffrey Lurie stand
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Philadelphia Eagles players and owners Jeffrey Lurie stand during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

New Orleans Saints players sit on the bench
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New Orleans Saints players sit on the bench during the playing of the national anthem before their game against the Carolina Panthers. Sept. 24, 2017.

The Carolina Panthers stand during the playing of
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The Carolina Panthers stand during the playing of the national anthem before their game against the New Orleans Saints. Sept. 24, 2017.

Green Bay Packers' Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks and
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Green Bay Packers' Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks and Kevin King during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Members of the Green Bay Packers stand with
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Members of the Green Bay Packers stand with arms locked as a sign of unity during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

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Kenny Stills, Leonte Carroo, Jarvis Landry, Maurice Smith,
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Kenny Stills, Leonte Carroo, Jarvis Landry, Maurice Smith, Laremy Tunsil and Jay Ajayi of the Miami Dolphins during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receivers Mike Evans, and
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receivers Mike Evans, and DeSean Jackson, take a knee during the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Minnesota Vikings players lock arms during the national
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Minnesota Vikings players lock arms during the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson, center,
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson, center, takes a knee during the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Members of the New England Patriots kneel during
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Members of the New England Patriots kneel during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

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Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York
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Head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets stands in unison with his team during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Members of the Houston Texans team stand with
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Members of the Houston Texans team stand with arms locked during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Members of the Atlanta Falcons Grady Jarrett and
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Members of the Atlanta Falcons Grady Jarrett and Dontari Poe take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Lions. Sept. 24, 2017.

Members of the Detroit Lions take a knee
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Members of the Detroit Lions take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of the game against the Atlanta Falcons. Sept. 24, 2017.

The Pittsburgh Steelers side of the field is
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The Pittsburgh Steelers side of the field is nearly empty during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Baltimore Ravens players kneel for the national anthem
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Baltimore Ravens players kneel for the national anthem during the NFL International Series match between the Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Fans watch the unfurled U.S flag on the
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Fans watch the unfurled U.S flag on the field during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel
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Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel during the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Buffalo Bills players kneel during the playing of
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Buffalo Bills players kneel during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Max Garcia, Brandon McManus and Virgil Green, all
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Max Garcia, Brandon McManus and Virgil Green, all of the Denver Broncos, during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Denver Broncos players kneel during the playing of
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Denver Broncos players kneel during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

LeSean McCoy of the Buffalo Bills takes a
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LeSean McCoy of the Buffalo Bills takes a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and center Justin
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and center Justin Britt walk to the field with arms linked after the national anthem had been played before an NFL football game between the Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans. Sept. 24, 2017.

Jacksonville Jaguar players show their protest during the
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Jacksonville Jaguar players show their protest during the National Anthem during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Jacksonville Jaguars players lock arms and kneel down
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Jacksonville Jaguars players lock arms and kneel down during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Baltimore Ravens players kneel during the playing of
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Baltimore Ravens players kneel during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

The Cincinnati Bengals lock arms during the national
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The Cincinnati Bengals lock arms during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers. Sept. 24, 2017.

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, from left,
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Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, from left, Mike Wallace, former player Ray Lewis and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley kneel down during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

Tennessee Titans players walk to the field with
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Tennessee Titans players walk to the field with arms linked after the national anthem had been played before an NFL football game between the Titans and the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Members of the Philadelphia Eagles link arms during
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Members of the Philadelphia Eagles link arms during the national anthem before the game against the New York Giants on Sept. 24, 2017.

Keenan Robinson and Brandon Marshall of the New
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Keenan Robinson and Brandon Marshall of the New York Giants link arms during the playing of the national anthem. Sept. 24, 2017.

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