Nate Boyer, a onetime Seahawks long snapper and former United States Army Green Beret, tweeted Thursday afternoon that the Seahawks will deliver a “powerful” demonstration before Sunday’s season opener that shows “respect for the [national] anthem and those that fight for our freedom.”
Baldwin’s tweet about what the Seahawks will do was intentionally vague. He told reporters they’ll have to wait until Sunday to see exactly what the team has planned.
Boyer spoke to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last week about Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated during the national anthem and said he was “impressed” by Kaepernick’s willingness to listen to Boyer’s side of things.
Boyer was a 34-year old rookie with the Seahawks last summer who was waived during the preseason. He taught himself to snap while overseas serving in the military, then attended the University of Texas.