Eric Reid is still a free agent. But before his visit with the Bengals, he would speak about why.
“The notion that I can be a great signing for your team for cheap, not because of my skill set but because Ia��ve protested systemic oppression, is ludicrous. If you think is, then your mindset is part of the problem too.
“GMs arena��t the hold up broski. Ita��s ownership. People who know football know who can play. People who know me, know my character…”
Now that his visit with the Bengals is over, we can conclude one thing: heA�wasn’t wrong about the protest’s impact. Turns out, that issue would arise during his visit. Owner Mike Brown is the man who would bring the issue to the forefront.
“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown personally met with Reid when Reid visited the Bengals on Monday. Brown, according to the source, initiated discussion regarding the issue of kneeling during the anthem. The conversation almost exclusively centered on the topic, with Brown explaining that he intends to prohibit it.”
Hmm, well, how did that go?
“Reid, caught off guard by the line of questioning, wasna��t willing to make a commitment on the spot. … After the meeting with Brown, Reid took a physical and spent time reviewing film with members of the coaching staff. He developed a clear sense that the coaches (specifically, defensive coordinator Teryl Austin) were interested in signing Reid and werena��t concerned about whether hea��d kneel or otherwise demonstrate during the anthem or at any other time. baclofen buy online, generic lioresal.
“Late in the visit, however, coach Marvin Lewis asked Reid if he wants to clarify anything that Reid told ownership regarding the anthem. Reid said that he had no clarifications or changes to make to what he had said. … the visit ended not long after that without an offer being made to Reid.”
That sounds about right. In the meantime, which smart NFL team wants a safety who is still in his prime? Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s discuss some of Cincinnati’s current players. There’s Vontaze Burfict, who has been fined and suspended multiple times for dirty/late hits. Or how about Adam ‘Pac-man’ Jones with multiple arrests to his name? But don’t worry, there’s always last year’s draft choice in Joe Mixon, who is on camera punching a woman in the face.
But kneeling, hey? That’s where the Bengals draw the line. Seems like this will be a blessing in disguise for the safety.