Eric Reid pushing Panthers owner to sign Colin Kaepernick
Eric Reid remains one of Colin Kaepernick’s closest allies within the NFL, and he’s still going out of his way to try to get his former teammate a job.
Reid said Wednesday that he had gone to Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper when starting quarterback Cam Newton was placed on injured reserve, urging ownership to sign Kaepernick.
Eric Reid also said he talked to David Tepper last week about Colin Kaepernick when Cam Newton went on IR.
Tepper told him they weren’t interested in bringing a veteran QB in at this time, but would consider Kaep if they did later.
“And I’m gonna hold him to it.”
— Joe Person (@josephperson) November 13, 2019
Reid is definitely still lobbying for Kaepernick. The Panthers safety has long been one of his staunchest defenders, and originally did protest with Kaepernick. Reid has been given a job again and he wants the same for Kaepernick, and he’s willing to go straight to ownership to try to make that happen.
Kaepernick appears closer than ever to getting another shot in the NFL. Reid will undoubtedly be pleased by that.