Brandon Marshall kneeled during the national anthem, a move the Broncos said they "understand and respect" since it's a personal decision. - From ESPN
DENVER -- Broncos starting linebacker Brandon Marshall, a teammate of Colin Kaepernick's while in college at Nevada, kneeled during the national anthem before Thursday night's NFL season opener against the Carolina Panthers.
Marshall, who is active in community work, took a knee just before the national anthem and remained in that stance until the song was completed.
Marshall, the team's second-leading tackler during its run to a Super Bowl title last season, has expressed support for Kaepernick, who initially opted to not stand during the anthem in the preseason due to what he believes is racial injustice and police brutality.
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said earlier in the preseason that "I want our guys to stand for the national anthem.
But at the same time, he taught me to respect other people's beliefs and values, so I do that.