See all NFL teams' and owners' responses to Donald Trump's comments, and who hasn't commented

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“It’s far better to have somebody make those decisions themselves than to hit them over the head with a hammer," Blank said of the protests.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank on national anthem: Players have a right to speak out

“It’s far better to have somebody make those decisions themselves than to hit them over the head with a hammer," Blank said of the protests.

In the two days since President Donald Trump singled out NFL players who have protested during the national anthem for criticism, numerous teams and owners have stepped up to defend their employees.

By mid-afternoon Sunday, most NFL teams had released some sort of statement of support for their players, though some owners had remained silent.

Here's a team-by-team rundown of team and ownership responses to the president's comments:

Arizona Cardinals

No statement released.

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

No statement released.

Chicago Bears

Cincinnati Bengals

No statement released.

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

No statement released.

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Statement from owner Martha Firestone Ford :

“Our game has long provided a powerful platform for dialogue and positive change in many communities throughout our nation.

“Thanks primarily to our players, the NFL also has been a unifying force in our country and impactful change has and hopefully will continue to be the result of peaceful expression, done so in order to highlight social injustices of all kind.

“Negative and disrespectful comments suggesting otherwise are contrary to the founding principles of our country, and we do not support those comments or opinions.”

Green Bay Packers

Statement from President/CEO Mark Murphy:

"It's unfortunate that the President decided to use his immense platform to make divisive and offensive statements about our players and the NFL. We strongly believe that players are leaders in our communities and positive influences. They have achieved their positions through tremendous work and dedication and should be celebrated for their success and positive impact. We believe it is important to support any of our players who choose to peacefully express themselves with the hope of change for good. As Americans, we are fortunate to be able to speak openly and freely."

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Statement from owner Dean Spanos :

"I wholeheartedly agree with the commissioner's statement. The NFL and its players, more than anything, have been a force for good. What our country needs right now is a message of unity, civility and mutual respect."

Los Angeles Rams

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

Statement by owners John Mara and Steve Tisch:

"Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive. We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society."

New York Jets

Oakland Raiders

Owner Mark Davis to ESPN:

“About a year ago, before our Tennessee game, I met with Derek Carr and Khalil Mack to ask their permission to have Tommie Smith light the torch for my father before the game in Mexico City. I explained to them that I was asking their permission because I had previously told them that I would prefer that they not protest while in the Raiders uniform. And should they have something to say, once their uniform was off, I might go up there with them. Over the last year, though, the streets have gotten hot and there has been a lot of static in the air and recently, fuel has been added to the fire. I can no longer ask our team to not say something while they are in a Raider uniform. The only thing I can ask them to do is do it with class. Do it with pride. Not only do we have to tell people there is something wrong, we have to come up with answers. That’s the challenge in front of us as Americans and human beings.”

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Statement from owner Amy Adams Strunk:

"I am proud to stand with our players and support them in their work on and off the football field. I completely agree with Commissioner Goodell that we are better off as a nation when we are unified and pulling together. I have seen that kind of attitude first-hand in Tennessee and across our country in the many benevolent and public-spirited efforts of our NFL players, often without any public recognition.

Our players make public contributions day-in and day-out and when I hear anyone making disparaging remarks about them, I know it has to be the result of not knowing what they bring to our communities or what they have accomplished.”

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Washington Redskins

No statement released.

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