Patriots players kneel before game

Foxborough, MA 09/24/17 New England Patriots players took a knee during the National Anthem before their game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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More than a dozen Patriots players either kneeled or locked arms during the national anthem.

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The Patriots took a knee.

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