The Carolina Panthers made the move it seemed many NFL teams weren’t interested in, as they announced the signing of safety Eric Reid Thursday. The former San Francisco 49ers safety opted to kneel with Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem previously and although incredibly talented, remained unsigned after playing 13 games in 2017.
Carolina’s decision to add the 26-year-old was purely a football decision, and it’s unknown if he will continue to kneel in his return to the league. Matt Bonesteel of the Washington Post revealed back in March that Reid stated at the time he would not protest the national anthem if signed by an NFL team.
The news of Reid’s signing led to plenty of reactions pouring in, so let’s take a look at what some of the media, players, and fans had to say about it.
Former NFL CB Charles James
Danny Kannell Takes a Shot
Jimmy Traina Thinks Timing Is Everything
First Take’s Molly Rose
Ian Rapoport Reveals Reid’s Collusion Case is Unchanged
Saying What Many Are Thinking
Source: Heavy Sports