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Eric Reid Believes Owners Won’t Sign Him Because of Protests

Eric Reid Believes Owners Won’t Sign Him Because of Protests

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Eric Reid has yet to receive a contract offer or arrange a free-agent visit and he thinks he knows why.

According to a tweet he sent out, Reid, the former San Francisco 49ers safety, believes he hasn’t received interest because of his involvement in player protests. The safety was the first 49er to protest inequality during the national anthem alongside Kaepernick back in 2016.

He also also suggested that owners needed to be convinced, not general managers and coaches.

Back in December Reid knew that just like Kaepernick, his protests could be held against him in free agency, but decided that he would be fine with whatever the outcome was.

“I would say I understand that’s a possibility,” Reid said. “And I’m completely fine with it. The things that I’ve done, I stand by, and I’ve done that for my own personal beliefs. Like I said, I’m fine with whatever outcome happens because of that.”

As for all the other top free-agent safeties – Tyrann Mathieu, Morgan Burnett, Kenny Vaccaro, Tre Boston and Tyvon Branch they too have yet to sign with new teams.

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