Several Browns kneel during anthem

Several Browns kneel during anthem

Much to Jackson's dismay, he had to deal with "those issues" on Monday.

Colquitt is the third white NFL player to show support to players protesting the national anthem.

A number of NY Giants starters, including stars quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., did not play in the exhibition opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"I think everybody has a right to do, and I get it, but the national anthem means a lot to myself personally, the organization and our football team", Jackson said August 14, per's Dan Labbe.

It wasn't always pretty, and it is clear that he is still very raw, but Kizer may have done enough, as Osweiler not enough, that head coach Hue Jackson is going to have some long nights between now and Saturday's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Several NFL players, including former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Eagles cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, have protested the "Star-Spangled Banner" to place a spotlight on police brutality and other racial injustices. However, my words did reflect my concern - that I would express to any player - about protesting during the anthem.

Browns players aren't the only ones this year to join the cause: Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett stayed seated during the playing of the anthem to protest the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, and Marshawn Lynch also recently took a knee.

A second round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2012, Osweiler reportedly signed a 72-million contract with the Houston Texas ahead of the 2016 season.

"There are issues in our country right now that are far bigger than football and I understand that and respect that as well", Jackson said as part of a prepared statement.

"It's their individual right". "Whether it's sitting for the anthem, whether it's raising your first, whether it's speaking out, whether it's a walk to Washington, who's to say whose protest is good or bad, you know?"