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Kaepernick kneels in Buffalo amid raucous boos

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Colin Kaepernick's return to the San Francisco starting lineup only seemed to up the animosity the quarterback faced for his continued protest during the national anthem.

Amid loud chants of "USA! USA! USA!," Kaepernick knelt for the start of the national anthem in continuing his protest against racial oppression and police brutality at Orchard Park on Sunday. There was a palpable sense of anger outside New Era Field before the game.

One vendor was selling a T-shirt that read "Wanted: Notorious Disgrace to America," and featured a picture of Kaepernick throwing a pass and a bullseye aimed at his chest.

Another T-shirt featured a drawing of a kneeling Kaepernick with the words, "Shut Up and Stand Up!" printed.

Kaepernick knelt on the 50 of the 49ers sideline, and joined linebacker Eli Harold and safety Eric Reid. To the left of the kneeling players, cornerback Rashard Robinson and safety Antoine Bethea stood for the anthem with their arms raised.

The entire Bills team stood on the sideline, as players and coaches have done all this season.

There were other similar protests around the league. In Miami, running back Arian Foster, wide receiver Kenny Stills and defensive Michael Thomas all took a knee during the anthem.

In Tennessee, Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard, defensive linemen Jurrell Casey and DaQuan Jones and cornerback Jason McCourty raised their fists as they've done since Week 3.

In Detroit, Los Angeles defensive lineman Robert Quinn, who was inactive, raised his right fist as did Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Ron Brooks in Washington.

This story was written by John Wawrow of the Associated Press...

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