Panthers' Eric Reid kneels during anthem

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Published 1:15 PM EDT Oct 7, 2018

Panthers' Eric Reid kneels during anthem

Eric Reid is picking up where he left off on his protests.

The Carolina Panthers safety, who signed with the team on the Thursday before its Week 4 bye, chose to kneel Sunday during the national anthem before a game against the New York Giants, just as he did as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

In 2016, Reid became the first player to kneel alongside former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who demonstrated as a means of protesting police brutality and racial inequality.

Prior to Sunday's game against the Giants, Reid said he was "still considering" whether to protest during the anthem.

Reid and Kaepernick both have separate ongoing collusion cases against the NFL, with each alleging that team owners worked together to deny employment in response to the social protests.

“As we said when we started, Colin and I, nothing will change unless we talk about it,” Reid said. “So we’re going to continue to hold America to the standard it says on paper, that we’re all created equal, cause it’s not that way right now, but we’re going to keep pushing towards that.”

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson are the only two NFL other players to kneel this season.

Follow Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz on Twitter @MikeMSchwartz.

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