CONTRACT DETAILS: Eric Reid Signs Three-Year Deal With The Panthers

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Eric Reid’s NFL career won’t be ending anytime soon.

According to the Associated Press on Monday, Reid signed a three-year deal valued at more than $22 million to remain with the Carolina Panthers.

He signed with the Panthers last season a few weeks into the year.

I can’t wait to see how people try to spin this one. I guess it’s kind of a massive middle finger the whole belief national anthem protesters can’t get jobs.

Reid was one of the first people who refused to stand for the anthem back when he was playing for the 49ers, and now he’s on a $22 million deal. (RELATED: Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Has Shoulder Surgery)

It would seem like you absolutely still play in the league and get paid if you kneel during the anthem.


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The reality of the situation is simple. Reid is still in the NFL because teams think he can help them win, and he does clearly have something left in the tank.

Kaepernick is not in the NFL because he’s a massive distraction, and his play dropped off a cliff by the end of his career. Let’s stop making up facts and let’s focus on the truth instead.

Believe it or not, it’s really that simple.

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