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SOURCES: NFL to recognize police brutality, play Black National Anthem Week 1

(KWWL) - The National Football League is considering several ways of recognizing police brutality and racial injustice this upcoming season, per ESPN and The Undefeated.

The league is expected to have "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing," known as the Black national anthem, performed live or played before every Week 1 game. This would be in addition to "The Star-Spangled Banner."

According to Jason Reid with ESPN, the NFL may also consider listing names of victims of police brutality on uniforms or helmets and is working with the league's Players Association.

Earlier this week, the NFL announced it is shortening the preseason to two games as the league continues to battle through the coronavirus pandemic.

That is according to multiple reports.

According to Kevin Seifert with ESPN, the two weeks of preseason games will be played August 20-24 and August 27-31. Each team will play one game at home and one on the road.

Seifert goes on to say the NFL and the NFL Players Association continue to talk about what getting back on the field for practice and games will look like.

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