Former 49ers safety Eric Reid has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL

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    Former 49ers safety Eric Reid has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL

    According to a report from ESPN.com's Dan Graziano, Reid has filed a collusion grievance against the league, using the same attorney Kaepernick used for his grievance filing.

    Former 49ers safety Eric Reid reportedly files collusion grievance against the NFL - CBSSports.com
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    What is his beef @archangel ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    What is his beef @archangel ?
    He is a very good player and Safety. But he is in free agency and hasn’t been signed and claimes that he isn’t being given any interest because he kneeled with Colin Kaepernick.

    Claims the owners are colluding against him for that purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel View Post
    He is a very good player and Safety. But he is in free agency and hasn’t been signed and claimes that he isn’t being given any interest because he kneeled with Colin Kaepernick.

    Claims the owners are colluding against him for that purpose.
    He is probably right but proving it will be nearly impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    He is probably right but proving it will be nearly impossible.
    True.

    But as an owner don’t I have the right to not hire someone based on differences of opinion.

    And based on differences of opinions of what is done on the ownership time?

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    I'd say Reid has a much better case than Kaepernick does.

    Reid is definitely worthy of a roster spot, probably a starting role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I'd say Reid has a much better case than Kaepernick does.

    Reid is definitely worthy of a roster spot, probably a starting role.
    Possibly, but teams also have young safety's and even some admit ther isnt a strong market for Safety this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel View Post
    True.

    But as an owner don’t I have the right to not hire someone based on differences of opinion.

    And based on differences of opinions of what is done on the ownership time?
    Of course the owners do.

    I don't know the exact quote but I agree with Jim Brown, the NFL players need to decide if they are NFL players or activists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel View Post
    True.

    But as an owner don’t I have the right to not hire someone based on differences of opinion.

    And based on differences of opinions of what is done on the ownership time?
    You do have that right but what you can't do is get together with other owners and all agree together not to sign him.

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    You are looking at three free agents who are comparable in your eyes. If one of those free agents has participated in protests and your paying customers have made it clear they dislike players doing this, doesn't that make you less likely to sign the protesting player?

    There doesn't need to be collusion for the above to happen with 5 or 10 different NFL teams. The protests have turned into a negative on the resume for free agent football players. I see it as being that simple and I don't see collusion.

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    Freedom of speech can come with consequences. I am surprised no one has picked him up though. He is a good football player.

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    Im going to point out the obvious here, but maybe part of the issue is playing for the 49ers?

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    Looking at his stats, hes been regressing ever since joining the league. Only played in 23 games the last 2 years as well. Guy has some red flags on the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    You are looking at three free agents who are comparable in your eyes. If one of those free agents has participated in protests and your paying customers have made it clear they dislike players doing this, doesn't that make you less likely to sign the protesting player?

    There doesn't need to be collusion for the above to happen with 5 or 10 different NFL teams. The protests have turned into a negative on the resume for free agent football players. I see it as being that simple and I don't see collusion.
    Yes. But arent there some outspoken owners who support the protesters? Wouldnt they want them?

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    Question, why doesnt his current/prior team want to resign him?

    Is it a money thing?

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