Fooch’s update No. 2 - Broncos issued brief statement:
Fooch’s update - Back in August, Marshall expressed support for Kap:
“I support Colin. I support ‘Kaep.’ I understand where he’s coming from," Marshall said. "I definitely see what he’s saying. I support him on that. I’m not mad at him for that. Some people are bashing him on the Internet, but I’m not bashing him at all. I support him.
"Kaep, he's using his platform how he wants to use it, to reach the masses. We have freedom of speech. But then we use our platform, and we get bashed for it. It’s almost like they want us to only go with the grain. And once we go against the grain, it’s an issue. I feel for Kaep. I understand where he’s coming from, and I support him.”
The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers are taking the field for the NFL season opener, and the National Anthem brought one person joining Colin Kaepernick. Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall was on one knee through the Anthem. After it ended, he got a few pats on the back as he walked back to the bench. There was no sign of anybody else on the Broncos, or anybody from the Panthers joining in.
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to engage in what Doug Baldwin described as a group demonstration of unity. It is unlikely to include a knee or sitting based on the comments we’ve heard, but it will be something that will stand out in some way.
There is no word yet on the rest of the teams playing Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers get going on Monday, and Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are expected to take a knee for the game. Torrey Smith said earlier this week that more players may join them, but he did not go into specifics.