While the Seahawks are planning a team-wide “demonstration of unity” during the playing of the national anthem Sunday, they had not asked their opponents to participate as of Friday afternoon.
And the Dolphins, at least as of the end of practice Friday, had nothing organized on their own, according to tight end Dion Sims.
“I think everybody’s just doing their own thing,” Sims said.
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Added safety Reshad Jones: “I don’t think it’s decided yet. I think every man has their own standard, their own opinion on the topic that’s at hand.”
The topic: Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand during the Star-Spangled Banner in protest to what many see as the unfair treatment of African-Americans by police officers.
Dolphins running back Arian Foster, who told the Miami Herald last week that “I understand 100 percent what [Kapernick] is doing,” held a brief, players-only meeting on the subject after practice.
“The one thing that they asked the coaches to [do is] give them their privacy,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said. “I know I made a comment earlier as far as when you guys asked me about it with Colin, and I just know everybody has the right to their opinion, and I know we’re here to beat Seattle. I know whatever decision they come to, really, anybody will (not) know what’s going to happen until we get to game-time.”