Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins suggested that a statement would be coming from players regarding the anthem. On Thursday night, it arrived.
Jenkins stood on the sideline and raised a fist during the national anthem, reprising a pre-game gesture he made during the 2017 season. Jenkins should not face any potential punishment, since the NFL previously suspended the enforcement of the anthem policy passed in May, necessarily allowing players to protest during the anthem without consequence.
During pregame warm-ups, Jenkins and other Eagles wore a T-shirt that said “More than 60% of prison populations are people of color” on the front and “nearly 5,000 kids are in adults prisons and jails” on the back.