Panthers Reid: New contract more proof NFL owners colluded

Sports 02/11/19, 14:34

Eric Reid has signed a three-year contract worth more than $22 million with the Carolina Panthers, a deal the safety believes is additional proof that NFL owners conspired to keep him out of the league last season.Reid said Monday he believes he got "fair market value" after making just $1.69 ...

NFL and NFLPA: Reid drug tested ‘normal’ amount of times

Sports 01/09/19, 14:01

The NFL and the NFL Players Association say outspoken Eric Reid was not singled out with excessive drug tests.The joint statement released Wednesday said an independent administrator found Reid received the "normal" number of drug tests this season. The statement said, "there is no evidence of targeting or any other ...

Reid fined again by NFL for hit that didn’t draw a flag

Football 12/21/18, 20:29

Panthers safety Eric Reid says he's been fined a fourth time this season by the NFL for an illegal hit — this time for a hit that didn't draw a flag.The play came in Monday night's 12-9 loss to the Saints, when Reid and linebacker Luke Kuechly converged on wide ...

Reid’s coach, teammates annoyed at latest random drug test

Football 12/20/18, 16:31

While Eric Reid is "not surprised" he's been drug tested by the NFL six times in the past 11 weeks, his Panthers teammates and coaches are growing increasingly annoyed at the frequency of the league's "random" drug testing policy.Coach Ron Rivera quipped Thursday at his news conference that "if my ...

Take 5; Steelers get a break after drilling Panthers

Football 11/09/18, 18:08

Ben Roethlisberger was still in the process of picking himself up off the Heinz Field turf when the scrum started, one that sent a message that at the moment it might be unwise to mess with the Pittsburgh Steelers.Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and right guard David DeCastro were not particularly ...

Fitzpatrick will keep starting QB job in Tampa Bay

Football 11/04/18, 20:48

Ryan Fitzpatrick played well enough to retain starting the quarterback job in Tampa Bay for another week.Now if "Fitzmagic" can figure out how to keep the Buccaneers from digging themselves such a big hole early in games.Fitzpatrick replaced the struggling Jameis Winston and threw for 243 yards and four touchdowns, ...

Update: Carruth’s son attends Panthers game

Football 10/28/18, 12:34

The Latest on Week 8 in the NFL on Sunday (all times EDT):12:25 p.m.Former Carolina receiver Rae Carruth's son, Chancellor Lee Adams, attended the Panthers' home game against the Ravens — six days after Carruth was released following 18-plus years in prison in connection to the murder of Adams' mother.Philadelphia ...

Eagles’ Jenkins: Headlines, spotlight won’t stop activism

Football 10/26/18, 11:34

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not believe the heated exchange he had with the Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid diminishes the impact of his fight for racial and social justice.Jenkins, the face of the Players' Coalition, and Reid, a former member, shouted at each other during and after the Eagles' ...

Arbitrator has denied Eric Reid’s grievance against Bengals

Football 10/24/18, 14:50

Eric Reid's grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals has been denied by an arbitrator, a decision that has irked the NFL Players Association.The union said that arbitrator Shyam Das found that the team asking Reid during a free-agent visit if he planned to kneel during the national anthem violated fair hiring ...

ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Kaepernick, social issues back in news

Football 10/22/18, 03:16

Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL — which, when one considers that Derek Anderson and Cody Kessler are getting snaps at quarterback, is fascinating — and the White House-driven conversation about pregame national anthems in the league largely has receded.Still, on this given Sunday, both Kaepernick, and the ...

Panthers’ Reid calls Jenkins ‘sellout’ in protest movement

Football 10/21/18, 21:07

Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins turned the fight for racial and social justice into a skirmish on the field. Reid then went on offense with his postgame comments, calling the Eagles safety and co-founder of The Players Coalition "a sellout."Reid split from the coalition last year because Jenkins had excluded ...

Panthers’ Reid returns, kneels during national anthem

Football 10/07/18, 13:14

Panthers safety Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice before Sunday's game against the New York Giants.None of Reid's new Carolina teammates joined him or stood near him at midfield.He is the first Panthers player ever to kneel during the national anthem.With a large American ...

Panthers say Reid’s return won’t be distraction vs. Giants

Football 10/04/18, 19:17

Wide receiver Torrey Smith chuckled at the notion that Eric Reid's return to the NFL this week might be a distraction for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday when they host the New York Giants.Smith said Reid's stance on racial injustice hasn't been an issue in the locker room, adding that ...

New Panthers owner Tepper getting involved in social issues

Football 10/03/18, 19:37

When new Panthers owner David Tepper signed former Pro Bowl safety and social activist Eric Reid it was another clear sign to players that times are changing in Carolina under his leadership.Tepper is showing the players in his locker room that he's eager to listen — and get involved — ...

Update: Stills says Kaepernick ‘deserves to play’ too

Football 09/27/18, 13:27

The Latest on the Eric Reid signing with the Carolina Panthers (all times local):3 p.m.Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills says he's excited to see Eric Reid back in the NFL, and knows his good friend Colin Kaepernick is ready to return, too.Reid has signed with the Panthers and Stills says ...

Eric Reid signs with Panthers, back in NFL after protests

Football 09/27/18, 11:56

Eric Reid is getting another shot in the NFL.The Carolina Panthers on Thursday have signed the free agent safety to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not announced.Reid filed an official grievance letter with the NFL in May, alleging that team owners and the league colluded to prevent ...

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