Former LSU S Eric Reid remains unsigned, files collusion grievance against the NFL
Despite being a solid safety for the San Francisco 49ers the past five seasons, former LSU defender Eric Reid remains unsigned this offseason.
Much like former San Francisco QB Collin Kaepernick has failed to land a new team after protesting the national anthem, Reid thinks his protests are having a similar impact.
On Wednesday, he filed a grievance with the NFL, claiming the league’s 32 teams are colluding to keep him from landing a new job. The NFL Players Association released a statement in response to Reid’s grievance (via The Advocate):
“Our union is aware that Eric Reid and his legal representatives filed a collusion claim, which will be heard through the arbitration process as spelled out in our collective bargaining agreement,” the NFL Players Association said in a statement Wednesday. “Our union supports Eric and we are considering other legal options to pursue.”
Reid has compiled 264 tackles and 10 interceptions in his five pro seasons. With all the teams out there with holes in their secondaries, it is a bit surprising he hasn’t found a job.
Reid has even said he won’t protest during the anthem anymore, as he seeks out other ways to make his opinions heard.