Seattle players to interlock arms, 'stand together' in unity before opener

BySheil Kapadia ESPN logo
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin said in a Facebook video that the Seattle Seahawks will stand and interlock arms before the team's Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphinson Sunday.

"We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds," Baldwin said during the video. "And as a team, we have chosen to stand and interlock arms in unity. We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish. And we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. Progress can and will be made only if we stand together."

Baldwin was asked Friday how proud he is of what the Seahawks have planned.

"I'm extremely proud," he said. "I'm excited. Extremely proud. Like I said, it makes me want to cry almost, just how our team has handled this and the discussions we've had and how we've come together. It's been absolutely amazing."

Added coach Pete Carroll: "These are young men that are trying to figure out the world themselves, too, and they want to try to make sense of how they can have impact and how they can affect others. I just couldn't be more proud of the way they've gone through it and really what has happened through the process. And then we'll see on the weekend that they're going to do a very, very good thing."

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