Bears’ Danny Trevathan: No anthem protest plan ‘that I know of’

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The American flag is held on the field at Soldier Field during the national anthem Jan. 3. (AP)

The Eagles plan to make a statement during the national anthem on Monday night, but the Bears wouldn’t say the same Saturday.

Linebacker Danny Trevathan said there were no plans in place — “Not that I know of,” he said — to use the prime time game as an outlet for protest, though he seemed to leave the door open.

“I know as a team we’ll come together if we feel some way about it and do what we need to do,” he said. “But other than that, we’re just looking forward to playing a great game come Monday.”

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told Sportsradio 94WIP in Philadelphia that he “definitely” expects his teammates to make a statement during the anthem. The Eagles talked about doing it before their opener, he said, but they didn’t want to take away from the anniversary of 9/11.

Bears coach John Fox called the matter an “individual decision” by his players, and said he hasn’t discussed it with them. Asked whether it would be a distraction, he demurred.

“You know, it doesn’t really matter what my view is,” he said. “I choose to stand and put my hand on my heart for the national anthem.”

This and that

• One month after having arthroscopic knee surgery, Kyle Fuller was the only Bears player listed as questionable for Monday’s game, though Fox made a return sound unlikely.

• The Eagles ruled out tight end Zach Ertz (ribs) and cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring).

• Clarence Brooks, a Bears defensive line coach from 1993-98, died Friday night of esophageal cancer. He was 65.

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