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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Eric Reid kneels during anthem in first game with Panthers

Eric Reid remained a free agent well into the regular season in large part because of his role in the national anthem protest movement, but that is not discouraging the defensive back from continuing with the demonstrations.

Before he played his first game with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Reid was seen kneeling during the anthem.

Like Colin Kaepernick, Reid sued the NFL earlier this year for collusion. Both players have insisted team owners banded together and refused to sign them because they have been leaders with the anthem protest movement. They have been represented by the same attorney in their fight against the league.

Reid met with the Cincinnati Bengals during the offseason, and one report indicated the team made it very clear to him that he was expected to not partake in national anthem protests if signed. He said back in March that he likely would not kneel during the anthem if signed by a team, but more recently he said he was undecided.

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