Broncos linebacker reconsiders standing for National Anthem

inside linebacker Brandon Marshall( 54) kneelings during the National Anthem prior to an NFL football game against the , Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Denver.( AP)

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall was one of a number of NFL players who refused to stand during the course of its playing of “the member states national” anthem in an attempt to shed light on social injustice.

But on Sunday, Marshall reversed his posture on the anthem, writing on Instagram that hes promoted with the many productive discussions and progress that has taken place.

Ive been taking a knee for the National Anthem to raise awareness for social injustice and to start dialogue about what all of us can do to make a positive change, Marshall wrote. Im promoted with the many productive discussions and progress that has taken place as the Denver Police department has decided to review its use of force policy. Im proud to have joined so many of my peers throughout athletics whove also made their own statements. Going forward, I will be standing for the National Anthemnot because everything is perfect, or because Im changing my posture on things. But because of my hope for what we can become.

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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first NFL player to take this posture, refusing to stand during the course of its preseason, and has continued to do the same in the regular season. Marshall lost a few endorsements over his posture, but he appears to be content with the progress that has been made.

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