CHICAGO — As tenor Jim Cornelison settled himself before belting out “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Soldier Field in advance of Monday Night Football, Malcolm Jenkins and a few of his teammates raised their fists in protest.
Jenkins was joined by teammates Steven Means, Ron Brooks and Marcus Smith.
This wave of anthem protests began with 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the preseason. Several other players from other teams have joined him in various ways.
“Everybody wants to be a part of it and I feel like it's no different on our team,” Jenkins said Friday on 94 WIP. “We got guys, especially myself, who feel very strongly about the topic.”
Jenkins, one of the more respected Eagles in the locker room, said several players thought about protesting during the anthem in the opener but decided against it because of the anniversary of 9/11.
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