Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf were on the field with their teams, locking arms with players while the anthem was played.
Blank said he stood on the sideline not only to show support for the players and coaches, but also to back his public statement denouncing President Trump’s criticism of players protesting during the anthem.
Across the field, Tampa Bay Buccaneers players DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans knelt during the anthem.
In Detroit, anthem singer Rico LaVelle took a knee and raised his fist at the conclusion of the song.
Feeley helped a 2-11 Dolphins squad hand New England its final loss of the 2004 season before the Patriots rolled on to victory in Super Bowl 39.
Dolphins general manager Rick Spielman was so certain that Feeley’s 4-1 record starting in place of an injured Donovan McNabb with Philadelphia in 2002 was a harbinger of things to come that a second-round pick was sent to the Eagles to acquire him. The miscalculation contributed to Miami’s 4-12 season in 2004 that exposed Feeley as being best-suited as a reserve.
Forced into action as a third-stringer, Thigpen led Miami to a 2010 victory over Tennessee in Week 10 of the 2010 campaign despite having never received a single snap with the starters in practice throughout the entire season.