WTVJ Miami reported that Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist during the song.More news: Twitter CEO Gives a Rare Media Interview
No players knelt during the anthem that night. Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins, who plays safety, and De'Vante Bausby, a cornerback, also raised their fists, according to The Philadelphia Enquirer.
Team owner Stephen Ross has said he would like his players to stand for the anthem, and the NFL recently suspended its rule regarding anthem protests until the league and players union can come to terms on a policy. Eagles defensive end Chris Long had his arm around Jenkins in a show of solidarity.
Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett, a frequent protestor a year ago when he played for the Seattle Seahawks, walked out of the tunnel as the anthem played.More news: Browns kick off preseason against Giants
It sparked a national discussion about patriotism, and drew sharp vitriol from President Trump, who condemned those who kneeled as disrespectful to America.
National anthem protests returned to the NFL Thursday, as two Miami Dolphins players took a knee and one of their teammates raised a fist during "The Star Spangled Banner" ahead of the team's preseason opener.
Jefferson, Jackson and Brown were among the Seahawks players who sat during the anthem last season. Instead, the league opted to join with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to come up with a joint policy.More news: Ellie Goulding announces engagement to Caspar Jopling