National Football League free agency: Panthers sign Eric Reid to 1-year deal

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National Football League free agency: Panthers sign Eric Reid to 1-year deal

Following his support of right to protest with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Reid has been at the front of the National Anthem controversy. "He's played at a very high level the last few years".

It is still unclear what Reid's signing means for the proceedings.

After the season, Reid - like Kaepernick - had suspiciously not been signed by any team.

Reid played for the 49ers for five seasons before becoming a free agent after the 2017 season.

Carolina General Manager Marty Hurney said that after he and head coach Ron Rivera checked out their options to fill the spot, "Eric was at the top of our list".

The Panthers are in need of help at safety after Da'Norris Searcy was placed on injured reserve due to a concussion. "He is a physical safety with good ball skills and play-making ability".

"Honestly I don't really know". And, he argues in a grievance filed in May, that the owners colluded to keep him and ex-teammate Colin Kaerpnick out of the league over his activism. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team in 2013 and made the Pro Bowl the same year.

Beyond that, what also makes this interesting is that Reid is still a part of Kaepernick's collusion case against the NFL.

Eric Reid is getting another shot in the NFL. "So I don't see why a team hasn't signed him".

"If any really good player wants to come in here on a minimum deal and have a good player to be a backup, that'd be unbelievable". "I called Eric's agent on Tuesday, and (director of football administration) Rob (Rodgers) started talking to him later that day when we were told that Eric would be interested". "I don't think Reid signing a contract would wipe away" the grievances, Lenz said.

The Panthers, on a bye in Week 4, will next host the Giants at 1 p.m. ET on October 7.

During their latter portion of their time together with the 49ers, Reid and Kaepernick were together in their stance of kneeling during the national anthem to bring more attention to the social injustices that occur in the United States.

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