SEATTLE, Washington- The Seattle Times writes Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who said he plans to continue to sit during the national anthem this season, may not be doing so by himself when the team opens the regular season Sunday against Miami.

Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin said Wednesday he is also considering sitting during the anthem before Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. kickoff at CenturyLink Field while linebacker Bobby Wagner said the team has been talking about a group action.

“I have (considered it),” Baldwin said before Seattle’s practice Wednesday afternoon. “I want to make sure I get all of my ducks in a row before I do so.’’

 While Wagner said he didn’t know if he would sit down during the anthem he said “anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual. It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”

Wagner said he couldn’t say exactly what the team might do, saying “whatever we decide to do will be a big surprise.”

Baldwin, asked if players besides himself have considered joining Lane, said “our locker room has discussed it. So we’ll see, ” the report said. 

Lane sat during the anthem before last Thursday’s final preseason game at Oakland, saying he was showing solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sat during the anthem a week ago Friday. Kaepernick said he sat to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Kaepernick and teammate Eric Reid then kneeled during the anthem before another game last Friday.

Lane said Monday he plans to continue sitting.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who spoke before players were made available to the media, said he has talked to Lane and that the team is fine with whatever he decides to do.

“He’s pretty clear on what he did and what he was trying to express and I think it is very simple and so we’ll leave that up to him,” Carroll said. “But he understands the responsibility of it, I think, and shouldering it.’’

“My grandfather being in the military, it hit home for me as well, and specifically it’s the veterans,” he said. “That’s more heartening to me than anything is the veterans that have reached out and said that’s what they fought for, that’s what they sacrificed their lives for, is to give people back home under the flag, under this country, the opportunity to stand up or sit for what they believe in.”

Baldwin also said he has talked extensively in recent days to Kaepernick — the two share a mutual friend in former Seahawk Ricardo Lockette, who became one of Kaepernick’s close friends during a stint with the 49ers during the 2012 season.

Baldwin took to social media on Friday with a series of Tweets backing the idea of the protest, writing in one “we honor those who fight for our right to freedom of speech and then condemn those who exercise that right?”

Baldwin, a six-year veteran who grew up in Gulf Breeze, Fla., said he mostly got positive reaction for the posts and said he was most heartened by what he heard from military veterans.

Baldwin’s father, Doug Baldwin Sr., worked 35 years for the Pensacola (Fla.) Police Department and recently ran to become Sheriff of Escambia County, losing in the primary.

Baldwin reiterated he had not made any decision saying “honesty I’m praying a lot about it, moreso leaning on my faith and trying to get the right direction in that regard.”

See complete report here.

Lebanon’s Justin Britt, who was recently moved to the team’s center, has not made public comment on the issue.