Last week, we posted a column from the Washington Post about athletes and guns. Now some of the athletes are talking.

From The Philadelphia Inquirer:

_Sheppard said that he estimates that “90 percent” of his teammates are also gun owners. Sheppard suggested some, like defensive end Trent Cole, have weapons for sport, but most others have them for protection.

“It’s just about how responsible you are handling those types of situations,” Sheppard said. “I just pray for the best of everybody and just hope nobody gets put in that predicament” where they have to fire a gun._

Check out what other NFL players have to say on the topic.