Justin Reid "immensely proud" of brother signing with Panthers

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The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent safety Eric Reid to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Stills, who protested social and racial injustice himself by kneeling during the national anthem in Miami's season opener against Tennessee on September 9, says the former NFL quarterback had just completed a workout to stay in shape.

It's unclear if Reid plans to continue his protests when he begins playing for the Panthers.

President Donald Trump has criticized National Football League players for protesting during the anthem with little pushback from National Football League owners.

"Eric has been a starting safety in the National Football League and has played at a high level throughout his career", general manager Marty Hurney said in a release.

In March, Reid said he wouldn't take a knee during the anthem once he's back on the field.

Richardson might have made new owner David Tepper contractually obligated to keep the 13-foot statue of Richardson outside Bank of America Stadium, but there was nothing in that $2.275 billion deal telling Tepper how to run the team.

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Reid is expected to start right away after the Panthers placed Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve last week. The Panthers plan on making Reid a starter due to injuries in their secondary.

Justin Reid said he planned to call his brother to congratulate him after practice Thursday on signing a one-year deal with Carolina. We went with Tartt. Since his contract expired, the former 49ers safety has been out of work. You can't give a lot of money to backups, and that's what he would be if he came here. If it's something where [general manager Marty Hurney or coach Ron Rivera] come and talk to me about him, I'll be glad to talk about him as a player and as a person.

But that it happened at all tells us less about the Panthers' defense and Reid's role in it and more about Tepper's willingness to be a maverick on such a hot-button issue among the billionaire class.

"I'm on the West Coast visiting schools all week", Hurney said during a phone interview from the University of Southern California, "so I actually haven't talked to Eric".

Special teams standout Colin Jones and rookie Rashaan Gaulden split snaps in Searcy's former spot during Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Bengals.

"I think he comes in and helps our football team".