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Free-agent safety Eric Reid instructed the Connected Press on Wednesday that he hasn’t bought any contract gives or invitations from groups for the explanation that Carolina Panthers launched him in March (h/t ESPN).
His worn coach, Ron Rivera—who’s now coaching the Washington Football Team—spoke extremely of Reid:
“I would repeat them he’s a heck of a teammate. He came in and the younger man did precisely what turned into asked of him. He turned into no longer a controversy. I will vow this, too. He’s a younger man who unquestionably, the truth is helped me trace the total circulation that is occurring swish now. He’s a heck of a younger man. I will repeat you that noteworthy.
“We’re in a fortunate position the build we’ve Landon Collins. A guy esteem Eric Reid would no longer match us right here. But when we didn’t [have Collins], mediate me, I would call him. I mediate he’s a man that has the ability to play in this league and expectantly, if somebody wants a solid safety, he’s a man they’d call.”
Reid furthermore praised Rivera.
“I enjoyed playing for Coach Rivera,” he talked about. “He’s the correct deal. He has that popularity for a motive.”
The 28-year-worn Reid posted profession highs in tackles (130) and sacks (four) final season. He added seven tackles for loss, six passes defensed, one compelled fumble and two fumble recoveries. It is laborious to imagine his play is what’s kept him out of the league this year.
Reid and Colin Kaepernick would present up a sure theory, suggesting they both remain out of soccer on memoir of of their choice to kneel in bid of police brutality and racial discrimination while they were teammates on the San Francisco 49ers about a years ago.
Every talked about as noteworthy after the NFL frail footage of them kneeling from the 2016 season in a video before Sunday’s game, which furthermore integrated a rendition of the music “Dangle Every Divulge and Whisper” and rather loads of photos of the league’s avid gamers kneeling collectively.
Eric Reid @E_Reid35
2/2 change native weather. As such, Roger Goodell uses video of Colin courageously kneeling to legitimize their disingenuous PR while concurrently perpetuating systemic oppression, that the video he’s the usage of fights against, by continuing to elevate Colin of his profession. It’s diabolical.
Colin Kaepernick @Kaepernick7
While the NFL runs propaganda about how they care about Shadowy Lifestyles, they’re tranquil actively blackballing Eric Reid (@E_Reid35) for battling for the Shadowy neighborhood. Eric dwelling 2 franchise info final year, and is one amongst the final note defensive avid gamers in the league. https://t.co/KQXTaOCcnU
While Reid performed final season, Kaepernick has remained unsigned since he final regarded in an NFL game in 2016. His supporters mediate the NFL shunned him for kneeling staunch thru the anthem, which grew to changed into a important national debate.
In August, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about the league must contain listened to Kaepernick and the message he turned into searching to enlarge staunch thru an appearance on “Unfortunate Conversations with a Shadowy Man” with Emmanuel Acho:
Emmanuel Acho @EmmanuelAcho
Unfortunate Conversations with a Shadowy Man: The Nationwide Anthem Stammer- PT. 1
NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, & I focus on about Colin Kaepernick & the protests staunch thru the national anthem that polarized The US. https://t.co/PcL02732ys
“I desire we had listened earlier, Kap, to what you were kneeling about and what you were searching to bring consideration to,” Goodell talked about. “We had invited him in loads of events to contain the dialog, to contain the dialogue. I desire we had the coolest thing about that, we by no blueprint did. We would contain benefited from that, absolutely.”