A group of NFL players traveled to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet with representatives about race relations and to discuss solutions for police brutality within communities, according to Jim Trotter of ESPN.

The concept for the meeting was formulated by Lions wideout Anquan Boldin, the recipient for the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Joining Boldin in D.C. are Lions safety Glover Quin, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, Browns quarterback Josh McCown and Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins.

Boldin told Trotter that the group is made up of "all guys who are well-respected in the league and who have the same goal as myself."

Boldin also told Trotter there is a "huge mistrust" between police forces and African-American communities in today's world. 2016 was marked by multiple incidents involving police shootings and citizen protests across the country.

"I want to help close that gap," Boldin said.

McCown is the only caucasian member of the group that traveled to D.C. but believes he can play an important role as someone who listens to the dialogue.

"I don't believe we, as white people, can understand what African-Americans go through on a daily basis, because it's different," McCown said. "For me, first and foremost, I want to be able to acknowledge that, and say that our stories are different and our histories are different, but let's just try to be a part of making it better moving forward."

The group is schedule to meet with Reps. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla. (above in photo); Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; and Daniel Webster, R-Fla., as well as members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

There is the possibility for a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. as well.