The NFL is asking home teams this weekend to have a moment of reflection to remember the victims in the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
The silent reflection will come before the national anthem.
NFL players have been tweeting all day their thoughts on the tragedy.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III: "I may not be a parent, but I can not begin to imagine how it feels to have my child's life taken away. And No one ever should"
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees: "My heart breaks for the families of those killed in Newtown, Conn. It is so senseless. I am angry, disgusted, but most of all extremely sad"
Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders: "As a parent, as an American, as a human being -- its heartbreaking to hear about the tragic shooting in Connecticut. My prayers to the victims"
Ray Lewis sent this message out on Facebook:
We must wake up, the time is now evil is now attacking our kids. Lord please show us another way, why so much silence when so much pain exists everyday. We must come together, lets not let this be just another Tragedy. The only way to do it is together, if it takes a village to raise 1 child then it's gonna take everything we have to save our children. Lets start having real conversation to make our world a better place. Lord my Prayer today is please help thru this Storm. Me and my family will be Praying for the entire Sandy Hook Elementary School, you're not alone.