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In his first games as Carolina Panther, Eric Reid became the team’s first player to kneel during the national anthem. Eric Reid was the first player to join Colin Kaepernick in kneeling when they were both on the San Francisco 49ers. After that season, no team would sign Reid as a free agent; he filed a grievance against the NFL.
Reid has been with the Panthers for less than two weeks and did enough in practices to earn a starting spot against the New York Giants. The Panthers signed him after the team put safety Da’Norris Searcy on injured reserve.
Reid said during the week he was unsure if he would continue to kneel during the anthem. He noted he would continue to speak out about social injustices.
His former teammate Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent in the NFL. Even though many teams are looking for a quarterback right now. The NFL are pretty much banning Kap from the league for kneeling about the injustices in America.