The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward.
It was a show of solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri, who are protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown.
Eleven players took part as the team was preparing to face the Cleveland Browns.
Safety Ryan Clark said Brown “could have been any one of us. That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins. ... When you get an opportunity to make a statement and be more than a football player, it’s good.”
Protesters have gathered daily in Ferguson since Brown was fatally was shot by a police officer Aug. 9.
More Sports Headlines
Cedarcrest Golf Course cuts back on watering the course U.S. women have traveled tough road en route to World Cup final Mariners hit 4 home runs in 9-5 win over A's Wesco players help West beat East 21-13 Tri-City routs AquaSox 9-3 Mears' goal leads Sounders to 1-0 victory over D.C. United Moore leads Lynx to 82-57 win over Storm Dempsey, Chandler score as U.S. beats Guatemala 4-0
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.