Former 49er believes he's being blackballed because he knelt with Kaepernick

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He first joined former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in protest during the 2016 season and continued with the pregame protest after Kaepernick no longer played for the Niners through the 2017 season. Reid said he unselfishly made the change during the final season of his contract so he could better help the team.

Reid is now guilty by association and National Football League owners want him to know that they didn't forget how he bucked the system, challenged them and stood tall against oppressive powers in the face of adversity. "[General managers] aren't the hold up". Look at Michael Bennett who was the loudest, most obnoxious and most in your racist white face player in the league last season. If you think is, then your mindset is part of the problem too.

Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in the preseason of 2016. His decision to protest is seen as the main reason why he isn't on an National Football League roster. Reid took to Twitter on Friday to say that lack of interest from teams has nothing to do with personnel executives and general managers passing on his skill set. "And I'm completely fine with it". The things that I've done, I stand by. "Like I said, I'm fine with whatever outcome happens because of that".

'There are probably teams that won't want to talk to me because of it. "I hope y'all are paying attention".

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"Narrative is powerful so I have to set it straight", Reid posted Thursday.

The 2013 first round pick has started 69 games over his five-year career with the 49ers, accumulating 264 tackles, 10 interceptions, and 36 pass defences.

But NFL teams still have time to sign him because the free agency just started on Wednesday.

Colin Kaepernick wasn't in Houston auditioning for the Texans, he was in town to depose their owner.

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