Eric Reid back in the NFL after signing with Panthers

Eric Reid back in the NFL after signing with Panthers

Eric Reid back in the NFL after signing with Panthers

McCourty has supported National Football League players and their protests against racial inequality and police brutality over the last few years.

As for Reid. Beason says he would have LOVED to play with a guy who was willing to sacrifice so much like Eric did.

Reid is a proven NFL player who has started all but one game over a five-year career with the team that selected him in the first-round (No. 18 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

"He's a physical safety with good ball skills and he makes plays and he has experience", Hurney said.

The former LSU standout safety also was in talks with the Tennessee Titans before flight issues led to the team's signing of former New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro.

Reid went unsigned this offseason and was passed over by several teams - including the Titans and Falcons - that were in need of help at safety, CBS Sports reports.

The Carolina Panthers have brought a polarizing character back into the NFL.

"I'm excited for him", said Jason McCourty, who has joined his twin brother and teammate in social and political causes.

He said he later approached Kaepernick and that the two made a decision to kneel during the national anthem "as a peaceful protest". I wanted to do something, but didn't know what or how to do it.

Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Thursday that the 49ers seriously pursued the possibility of re-signing veteran safety Eric Reid.

"Our union is proud to stand with one of its strongest player leaders and we congratulate Eric for making it back to doing the job he loves", Eric Winston, president of the NFL Players Association, said in a quote posted on Twitter. But both Trotter and Branch have reported the team offered Reid a one-year contract.

"I just spoke to him earlier today before I came in", he said. Reid, along with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, participated in protests during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games to highlight social awareness and racial injustice.

The Panthers next play October 7 at home against the New York Giants. I definitely think he should have been signed a long time ago.

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