NFL's Houston Texans Kneel After Owner's Remark

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McNair did not meet with players until Saturday, a day after two Texans offensive players, DeAndre Hopkins and D'Onta Foreman, skipped practice in response.

The Seattle Seahawks may trade tight end Jimmy Graham before Tuesday's trade deadline in an effort to get a left tackle, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning. But they ultimately made a decision to sit or kneel during the anthem.

Owners did not vote to change a policy that would require players to stand for the anthem during that meeting.

Players also remained unconvinced by the apology, according to the AP, and they told numerous media outlets that they had met to discuss how to react moving forward. "As I said [Friday], I was not referring to our players when I made a very regretful comment during the owners meeting last week", the statement read.

The comment, first disclosed in an article published online by ESPN The Magazine on Friday, sparked immediate outrage from players, fans and supporters of the anthem protests as the National Football League sought to tamp down the issue.

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In arguing for the league to do something, McNair said they can't have "inmates running the prison."

But discussion of the matter at the Fall League Meeting yielded no change in the NFL policy that players "should" stand for the anthem.

But McNair's seeming comparison of the league's players to "inmates" sparked a bitter backlash from players across the league - and even from players in other sports.

The league-wide protests began early in the 2016 season when Colin Kaepernick chose to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and inequality against minorities.

I wonder if some players will kneel or sit next week as well.

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