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Devin McCourty happy Eric Reid has signed, hopes Colin Kaepernick is next

Ryan Hannable
September 27, 2018 - 6:13 pm

FOXBORO -- After six months as a free agent, former 49ers safety Eric Reid has finally signed with a team as the Panthers signed him to a contract on Thursday.

Reid is part of a lawsuit filed by the NFLPA alleging NFL owners colluded against him and have refused to sign him because he knelt during the national anthem over the past two seasons.

Speaking Thursday at Gillette Stadium, Devin McCourty said he's happy Reid has a new home. McCourty has supported NFL players and their protests against racial inequality and police brutality over the last few years.

"I think that's great for him," he said. "He's a great player, a guy that I think we've all watched over the last couple years go out there and make plays. A starter since Day One in this league so I thought that was great just because of what he stands for and what he's done to not kind of be blackballed from the league and see him out there playing."

McCourty also said he hopes Colin Kaepernick is the next player to sign.

"I hope so," he said. "But I don't know. I hope so though. I think he's a good player. He's lead a team, played in a Super Bowl. He's done a lot of good things in this league so hopefully he gets signed."

McCourty did not want to comment on the lawsuit, though.

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