As Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times noted, he remained behind the rest of the team with a towel around his shoulders while the rest of the Seahawks locked arms.
Gregg Bell of the News Tribune captured the veteran sitting on the bench:
Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period provided another view of the Pro Bowler:
After the Seahawks' 48-17 win, Bennett explained why he sat for the national anthem, via Bell, and confirmed he will be sitting for every anthem in 2017, per Condotta:
He also explained on Power 105.1 earlier this offseason why he believed Kaepernick was being blackballed from the league, via John Breech of CBS Sports:
"I think it's one of the things that nobody really wants to talk about. For him to bring up race and politics in sports, I think it struck a lot of people in the wrong way. You watch the people that really watch football, it's middle America and the people that buy tickets to the game aren't really African-American people, and for him to bring that into that crowd was one thing that people felt like shouldn't of been there."
Michael, along with his brother Martellus, never seems to shy away from voicing his opinion and is now continuing that trend with his actions before Sunday's preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Meanwhile, former Seahawks and current Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was also seen seated during the national anthem prior to his game Saturday, although he maintains this is something he has done throughout his 11-year career.