On Saturday, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin announced the team’s plan for Sunday’s pregame ceremony: All players will stand with arms locked during the national anthem.
As one league source explained it to PFT, not all players were aware of the plan before it became public on Saturday.
That’s not to say there will be players who refuse to participate. Now that the cat is out of the bag, it will be awkward if any of them refuse to join in the Red Rover formation.
The point is that the decision regarding how all players will behave during the pregame ceremony wasn’t made by all players. It will be a surprise, however, if any of the players break ranks.