Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane has said he plans to sit during the national anthem this season, and there were hints from the Seahawks locker room Wednesday that Lane may not be alone in doing so.
Seahawks Pro Bowl wide receiver Doug Baldwin told reporters that he has considered joining Lane in some form of protest, and linebacker Bobby Wagner offered a hint that multiple Seahawks players have discussed some sort of action.
“Anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual,” Wagner said, via the Seattle Times. “It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”
Wagner didn’t share details and added that “whatever we decide to do will be a big surprise.”
Baldwin stressed that he’s made no decision on whether he’ll sit or stand, saying he needed “to make sure I get all of my ducks in a row” before making a decision. Baldwin said he’s talked to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remained seated during the national anthem throughout the preseason, via mutual friend and former Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette.
“Honestly I’m praying a lot about it, moreso leaning on my faith and trying to get the right direction in that regard,” Baldwin said.
The Seahawks open the season at home Sunday vs. the Dolphins.