Grady Jarrett and Dontari Poe take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jarrett, Poe kneel during National Anthem; singer joins them after his performance  

Most of the Falcons held hands and stood along with owner Arthur Blank. The offensive linemen did not hold hands and stood along off to the far right along with fullback Derrick Coleman.

Eight Detroit Lions elected to kneel. 

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah, linebacker Tahir Whitehead and defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson, took a knee for the anthem, but joined their fellow players in linking arms.

Defensive linemen Cornelius Washington, Akeem Spence and Jeremiah Ledbetter, and linebackers Steve Longa and Jalen Reeves-Maybin knelt for the anthem, according to the Detroit Free Press. 

Rico Lavelle, the singer of the National Anthem knelt after he finished singing and raised his fist up in the air. 

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