Panthers sign safety Reid

NFL’s other unemployed anthem-kneeler finally finds a team

In this October 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before a game againast the Dallas Cowboys.

Stills, who protested social and racial injustice himself by kneeling during the national anthem in Miami's season opener against Tennessee on September 9, says the former NFL quarterback had just completed a workout to stay in shape. He played well throughout his time there, but still found himself a free agent late in September.

Across the National Football League on Thursday, there was a common reaction to an unexpected free agent signing: "It's about time".

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New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty was encouraged when he heard the news that Eric Reid had signed with the Carolina Panthers. "After we put Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve, (coach) Ron (Rivera) and I discussed our options, and Eric was at the top of our list".

"He's a physical safety with good ball skills and he makes plays and he has experience", Hurney said. Reid continued to protest through last season.

The Panthers were looking for an opportunity to improve the safety position, and Eric Reid was looking for an opportunity to return to the field. I felt furious, hurt and hopeless. "I hope so. I don't know". Player protests have drawn sharp criticism from President Trump, who has repeatedly criticized the NFL's handling of the demonstrations and called on owners to fire any player who kneels.

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"I think that's good for him", McCourty said Thursday afternoon. He said Reid was the first person who knelt alongside him for the national anthem, which was done to highlight racial and social injustice. They played with a three-safety rotation on Sunday against Cincinnati, starting Mike Adams at strong safety and Colin Jones at free, with rookie Rashaan Gaulden giving relief.

Reid's new teammate, Torrey Smith, also commented - saying, "I'm excited". We thought that was the right way to go. During a five-season stretch, Kaepernick started in two NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl. "I don't think he would be that interested in it".

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