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Several Browns players kneel together during anthem

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A group of nearly a dozen Browns players knelt in a huddle together or placed their arm on a player kneeling during the national anthem Monday night.

Several photos of the Cleveland sideline showed receiver Kenny Britt, linebacker Jamie Collins, running back Duke Johnson, cornerback Najee Murray, wideout Ricardo Louis and tight end Seth DeValve among others with one knee on the ground.

Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer had his arm on a teammate kneeling, as did punter Britton Colquitt.

The display of solidarity is the latest in a new wave of national anthem protests which are taking place following the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who opted to raise his fist during the national anthem last year to raise awareness for racial injustices in the country, was joined this weekend by defensive end Chris Long, who placed his arm around Jenkins as the safety again held a raised fist during the anthem.

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who already stated his intention to sit for the national anthem each week this season, was joined by center Justin Britt on Saturday. Britt placed his hand on Bennett's shoulder in a display of support.

Browns head coach Hue Jackson released a statement about his thoughts on national anthem protests late last week.

The team also issued a statement following what they called a "personal expression."

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