Eric Reid called his return to the NFL on Sun

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Eric Reid called his return to the NFL on Sun

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CHARLOTTE Christian Miller Baltimore Ravens Jersey , N.C. (AP) — day “bittersweet,” saying it still hurts that his friend Colin Kaepernick has been “robbed” of his dream to play again in the NFL.While the safety is back in the league playing for the Panthers, Kaepernick remains a free agent. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league in October of 2017 alleging teams have conspired to keep him out of the league because of his decision to protest racial and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.“Any athlete in the NFL knows how hard you have to work to get here — and his career has been cut short,” Reid said following Carolina’s 33-31 win over the New York Giants.Reid said he is hesitant to express optimism that his signing will open the door for Kaepernick, but added “we’ll see what happens.”Reid, who was signed as a free agent by the Panthers on Sept. 27, continued his tradition of kneeling during the anthem before Sunday’s game.None of Reid’s new Carolina teammates joined him or stood near him at midfield. He became the first Panthers player ever to kneel during the national anthem, and did so under first-year owner David Tepper.With a large American flag in the middle of the field Womens Christian Miller Jersey , Reid went to his right knee as the “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung by Marc Martel. After the game Reid wore a shirt that read “Know your rights” and listed 10 points.Reid said last week he wasn’t sure if he would kneel before the national anthem. He ultimately decided to kneel, saying “I’ve always told myself when the time comes to stop kneeling, I will stop. But that time has not come.”Reid added that more needs to be done to prevent racial and social injustice.“We have made baby steps , but people try to give crumbs but present them as cakes,” Reid said.Kaepernick tweeted his support of Reid and other protesters on Sunday.“My Brother @E_Reid35, with @KSTiLLS and @iThinkIsee12, continue to take a knee against systemic oppression. They areunwavering in their conviction! #ImWithReid”Reid made his return to the NFL four months after filing a grievance against the NFL alleging teams colluded against signing him during free agency after he knelt alongside Kaepernick, his former teammate in San Francisco.Reid said last week he was “still considering other ways” of protesting and raising awareness Christian Miller Baltimore Ravens Jersey , adding that he was “still evaluating the scope of our country and will make that decision later.”However, Reid made it clear he would continue to fight against racial and social injustice along with Kaepernick. Reid, who is African-American, said he will continue to “stand up for my people.”“Nothing will ever change unless you talk about it,” Reid said last week. “So we’re going to continue to talk about it. We’re going to continue to hold America to the standards that it says on paper — that we’re all created equal. Because it’s not that way right now. But we’re going to keep pushing toward that.”Reid’s new teammates, including wide receiver Torrey Smith, a member of the Players Coalition, said this past week that potential protests would not be a distraction for the Panthers.Smith said “no one cares” if he kneels during the national anthem. CHARLOTTE Greg Olsen Jersey 2019 , N.C. (AP)Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner has no plans to restrict Cam Newton’s ability to make plays with his feet. As for the quarterback’s throwing motion, well that might need a little tweaking. The 65-year-old Turner said he returned to coaching because of an opportunity to work again with Panthers coach Ron Rivera – who was on his coaching staff for four seasons in San Diego – and to coach the talented group of offensive players led by Newton. ”He’s an amazing player for his position,” Turner said Tuesday on a conference call. The versatile 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton has carried the ball 828 times over the past seven seasons – by far the most in the league by a quarterback during that span. By comparison, Seattle’s Russell Wilson has run the ball 578 times during his six seasons in the league. While it’s logical to question how much pounding Newton’s body can take – he turns 29 in May – it’s also hard to argue with his success. He’s averaged 5.2 yards per carry and has scored 54 touchdowns rushing, which is the most by a QB in NFL history. And Newton tends to play better when he’s more involved in the running game. ”He’s a real threat to defenses,” Tuner said. ”So he will always have that threat to run.” That should be music to Newton’s ears. After Newton carried the ball a career-high 139 times last season and led the Panthers in rushing with 754 yards, he said ”that’s my edge.” ”I wouldn’t expect you or anybody else to take it away Blue Greg Olsen Jersey ,” Newton said following Carolina’s season-ending playoff loss at New Orleans. ”And when I say you, I mean the media as a whole. I’m comfortable running the football, I feel like I help the team when I’m running the football, and as long as I’m playing this game, I’m going to run the football.” Turner suggested that he and his son Scott Turner, the team’s new quarterbacks coach, will look to improve Newton’s throwing mechanics. Because he’s so big Newton has a tendency to rely on his strong arm and throw off his back foot, often resulting in high throws that lead to incompletions or interceptions. Turner said that while sometimes those types of throws are necessary under pressure Kawann Short Jersey 2019 , the staff ”is going to work hard to get his weight transferred and have good technique when he is throwing.” Turner said the Panthers overall system won’t change much, although he wants to be able to stretch the field vertically to force defenses to cover the entire field. He believes Newton has the arm strength to do that. Turner said he had a brief conversation with Newton after being hired. ”We didn’t get into a lot of football,” Turner said. ”As he expressed to me – and I feel the same way – there is excitement and nervousness. When you have change there is nervousness. Sometimes that nervousness is good and it gets your attention. It’s not status quo and you use that as a time to improve.” —

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