A new NFL season kicked off on Thursday night as most teams saw the field for the first time this preseason. Among those teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.
The reigning Super Bowl champs hosted the all-Pennsylvania affair. While most of the talk surrounding the game was focused on the debut of several former college football stars, there was another topic of conversation as well.
Protests during the national anthem remain don't appear to have gone anywhere.
Eagles star Malcolm Jenkins continued his protest Thursday night. Jenkins raised a first during the playing of the anthem.
Jenkins raised a fist during the 2017 season as well.
As NFL insider Jeff Darlington notes, the league has hit the "pause" button on potential punishment for kneeling.
"As Kenny Stills remains on a knee for the National Anthem, it is important to note the NFL has hit pause on the possibility of any discipline for on-field protests as they continue to discuss the situation with the NFLPA," he writes.
It will be interesting to see how the NFL polices its new policy moving forward.