NFL players taking their protests to Capitol Hill.

FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:

Five NFL players spending Tuesday in DC, meeting with members of Congress about police brutality and social justice.

Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin organized the trip, he won the 2015 "Walter Payton Man of the Year Award" for his off-field charity and community work:

(Boldin) "I realize and understand what my purpose is now and that's to honor God in everything I do. On the field, off the field."

Boldin was joined by Lions safety Glover Quin, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, and quarterback Josh McCown and wide receiver Andrew Hawkins of the Cleveland Browns for meetings with the congressional black caucus, as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan's staff and several other congressmen.

The goal: Find ways to close the trust gap between police and the African-American community.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News.

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