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Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake says he'll take a knee with Kyler Murray in 2020

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray will have some company during the national anthem in 2020. Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake confirmed he will take a knee next to Murray once the NFL season begins.

The 26-year-old Drake made those comments while appearing on NFL Network. Drake — who was a rookie the year Colin Kaepernick began protesting — said he regretted not joining Kaepernick at that time. Drake added that while Murray is a young player, he commands a tremendous amount of respect and attention in the Cardinals’ locker room.

Drake taking a knee should also carry weight in the Cardinals’ locker room. After performing like a star in eight games with the Cardinals last season, Drake enters 2020 as the team’s full-time starter.

Drake probably won’t be the only player on the team — or around the NFL — to follow Murray’s lead. After a promising rookie season, Murray is considered a rising star in the league. A player of that caliber taking a stand is going to influence others around the league to do the same.

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake said he intends to kneel with quarterback Kyler Murray. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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