49ers offered Eric Reid one-year deal before Panthers signing

Panthers make the right move in signing Eric Reid

The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent safety Eric Reid to a one-year deal, the team announced on Thursday. McCourty has supported National Football League players and their protests against racial inequality and police brutality over the last few years.

When Reid signed with the Panthers, the team's Twitter account posted a photo of Reid sitting with a fist up over his contract.

Two days removed from Ron Rivera saying that the Panthers were comfortable with their current safety situation, they went out and got a little bit more comfortable by signing former first-round pick and Pro Bowler Eric Reid to a one-year contract.

Reid, 26 years old, had played his entire five-year career with the 49ers until he became a free agent this off-season.

Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney told ESPN brought on Reid as "a football decision", and not because of Reid's grievance.

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Reid is expected to start right away after the Panthers placed Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve last week. "He's a hell of a safety, a really good player". And, he argues in a grievance filed in May, that the owners colluded to keep him and ex-teammate Colin Kaerpnick out of the league over his activism. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate as a rookie and was named to the All-Rookie Team.

"I'm excited for him", said Jason McCourty, who has joined his twin brother and teammate in social and political causes. Hyde says that "I kind of felt like they was doing him the same way they were doing (Kaepernick), so it's good to see E-Reid got signed". "The notion that I can be a great signing for your team for cheap, not because of my skill set but because I've protested systemic oppression, is ludicrous". I think he should've been signed a long time ago.

"He wants to play", Stills said of Kaepernick.

"I was happy for him". 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 are next set to hit the gridiron on October 7 to face off against the New York Giants.

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