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The Latest: No NFL players protest for Veterans Day

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) holds hands with soldiers as he takes the field before an NFL football game between the Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) © (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) holds hands with soldiers as he takes the field before an NFL football game between the Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers signs autographs for the members of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) © (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers signs autographs for the members of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

No NFL players protested during the national anthem before early games as the league celebrated Veterans Day weekend by honoring the military.

The NFL Players Association had asked all players to observe a two-minute moment of silence before games to honor veterans.

Even players who have been protesting most of the season stood for the anthem this week, including the Seahawks Michael Bennett, who stood before Thursday night's game. Titans receiver Rishard Matthews walked onto the field holding hands with soldiers and stood with teammates for the anthem for the first time since President Donald Trump criticized players for protesting.

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protest movement last season. He remains unsigned and has filed a complaint that team owners colluded against him because of the protests - aimed at police brutality against African-Americans and other issues.

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PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 16: Martavis Bryant #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers cannot make a catch on a pass thrown by Ben Roethlisberger #7 in the first half during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field on November 16, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2017-18 NFL season

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