Mar 27

Eric Reid: NFL teams won’t sign me because of anthem protests

Eric Reid: NFL teams won’t sign me because of anthem protests More Eric Reid believes kneeling with Colin Kaepernick is the reason he is still a free agent. The safety was the first 49er to protest inequality during the national anthem alongside Kaepernick and a few days into the signing period, he isn’t on a roster.

[U.S. hits Russians with sanctions over election interference, cyberattacks]

Lawmakers have been telling the White House for months that Russia will surely try to expand its interference in the upcoming congressional midterm elections.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called the sanctions announcement a “long overdue response” but noted that the administration has failed to implement six other mandatory provisions of the law enacted last year, including penalties affecting Russian defense and other industries.

Reid went on to express his belief that the league’s general managers aren’t the ones keeping him from signing a new deal. Rather, the root of the problem is at the ownership level.

After spending the past five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Reid became an unrestricted free agent when the new league year began on Wednesday. Even as other free agents have found new deals and some continue to take visits, Reid has not been publicly linked to any potential landing spots yet.

That likely doesn’t come as a surprise to Reid, who in December acknowledged the possibility that his protests could be held against him in free agency.

Having assembled a top-five farm system in baseball that has already graduated guys such as Yoan Moncada and Carson Fulmer, they have many others prepared to make that final jump. One of these is Michael Kopech, the Texan who has already fried radar guns in the minors with his triple-digit speed.ravens_039

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