(CHICAGO TRIBUNE) Birds of a feather don’t necessarily flock together.

While the rest of the Philadelphia Eagles stood along the sidelines during singer Jim Cornelison’s performance of the national anthem before Monday night’s kickoff against the Bears at Soldier Field, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Steven Means and cornerback Ron Brooks raised their fists in silent protest.

Jenkins had said in recent days that he and some teammates were poised to join other NFL players — beginning with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick before an exhibition game last month — to protest during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” But it wasn’t clear how many or few would take part.

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