Colin Kaepernick recognized what it meant for Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane to stand with him.
Lane sat out the national anthem ahead of Seattle's season finale at the Raiders on Friday and reportedly received a call from Kaepernick afterward.
"He reached out to me and just told me thank you (for) standing behind me," Lane told ESPN.
Lane said he plans to continue his protest all season -- something Eric Reid Sr. hopes his son, 49ers safety Eric Reid, does after also joining Kaepernick's protest.
Asked if he'd like other Seahawks to join him, Lane told ESPN, "I don't know. I don't want to put any pressure on anyone. I'm doing it for me."
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, always one for words, was more verbose about the situation.
"It's about people having that right to have their voice, and I think it's cool that Jeremy Lane is doing what he wants to do," Bennett said. "Obviously, there's so much going on right now in America. Football's just a small part of what we do. At the end of the day, we'll be football players for 12 years or 10 years or whatever it is. But at the end of the day, we're still minorities and black men in America, and that's what we're going to be for the rest of our life. And if you want to protest about things that are going on, that's fine."