They are requiring players to stand up for the national anthem just like your league does.
The NFL Players Association said in a statement it was not consulted in the development of the new policy and argued that players have shown their patriotism "through their social activism, their community service, in support of our military and law enforcement, and yes, through their protests to raise awareness about the issues they care about".
To recap the new policy, the NFL now mandates that all team and league personnel who are on the field - and therefore visible to the fans in the stands and the cameras televising the game - "shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem".
Saints coach Sean Payton said his team will address the new policy at some point, just like it did last season.
"I'm proud to be in a league that understands patriotism in America is about free speech and peaceful protesting".
The new rule: Players must stand for the anthem if they are on the sideline, but have the option of staying in the locker room.
While I disagree with this decision, I will not let it silence me or stop me from fighting. "And it has nothing to do with kneeling. We are grateful for the service of many good police officers that courageously protect us, our fans and our city, but racial biases and abuses of power must not be ignored". We felt like we needed to take some action, and I think what we did tried to strike a balance between the views of many different people while not wanting to force the players into a situation that they're uncomfortable with. But still, I think it's good.
Others around the league didn't see the policy as a potential issue. "But, the fight continues".
He's also the son of a longtime Army veteran. "It's about peacefully protesting". But he's just being more divisive, which is not surprising. "It was about the loss of life that was happening in a particular community, there was frustration and enough was enough, and athletes and celebrities who have a platform to speak up for those who don't have a platform wanted to use that platform to do just that".
Some other Saints players, including defensive end Cameron Jordan and offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod, have expressed their displeasure with the new rule on social media. Players who do not wish to participate in the anthem ceremony can remain in the locker room, with no penalty to the team.
"The protests our players have engaged in are not loud or disruptive".
Kaepernick, meanwhile, has been unable to get an National Football League job.
The owners vote is now being reviewed by the NFL Player's Association. "I'm really not too anxious about it". "I would never be okay with somebody not saluting the flag".
As for Trump's comments that protesting players should leave the country, Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall also thought they were ridiculous. "I think this illustration of new statement of what is going to be and all that is going to have an effect and we are going to have to deal with that and I was kind of liking the way it was going".
The 52-year-old Kerr says that what the flag stands for is being perverted.