The anthem issue remains a polarizing topic for the NFL.
Although the league's owners approved a plan in May that would have allowed the NFL to fine teams who had players kneel on the field during the anthem, enforcement of the policy is on hold after the Players Association announced a "standstill agreement" pending further discussions.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump has continued to use the debate as a talking point:
The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018