Kaepernick, the first player to kneel for the national anthem at an NFL game, saw many players take up his social activism cause in today’s league games. He also issued a tweet in the middle of the league’s first full slate of opening games.
Reid played and started all 16 games for the Carolina Panthers last season, but was not re-signed.
Reid and Kaepernick were teammates with the 49ers. Reid was the first player to kneel with Kaepernick. When Kaepernick was not resigned after choosing free agency, he and Reid filed a grievance against the NFL alleging a conspiracy by the owners. The lawsuit was eventually settled and Reid signed with the Panthers.