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Postby hongwei28 » 20 Aug 2018, 05:36

鈥?The NFL players’ union says former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid filed a grievance against the league Authentic Trent Murphy Jersey , alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners.Reid, a Pro Bowler in 2013, had joined former teammate Colin Kaepernick two seasons ago in kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.Kaepernick wasn’t signed for the 2017 season following his release in San Francisco. Reid continued the quarterback’s protests. The 26-year-old safety became a free agent this offseason when his rookie contract with the 49ers expired.“Our union is aware that Eric Reid and his legal representatives filed a collusion claim, which will be heard through the arbitration process as spelled out in our collective bargaining agreement,” the NFL Players Association said in a statement Wednesday. “Our union supports Eric and we are considering other legal options to pursue.”Kaepernick previously filed a collusion grievance that is in the discovery stage. He deposed several league owners and executives, including Commissioner Roger Goodell. Reid is using the same attorneys as Kaepernick.A league spokesman said Wednesday: “We are abiding by the confidentiality provision of the CBA and have no comment.”In March, Goodell was asked about Reid, one of the better players at his position in the NFL Cheap Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jerseys , not having a job.“I’ve said this repeatedly to you: The 32 teams make individual decisions on the players who are going to best help their franchises,” Goodell said. “Those are decisions they have to make. They do that every day in the best interest of winning. Teams make those decisions. I’m not directly involved with that.”Last month, Kaepernick praised Reid for continuing to make a stand for social justice when the quarterback was presented an Amnesty International award in Amsterdam.“Eric introducing me for this prestigious award brings me great joy,” Kaepernick said. “But I am also pained by the fact that his taking a knee, and demonstrating courage to protect the rights of black and brown people in America, has also led to his ostracization from the NFL when he is widely recognized as one of the best competitors in the game and in the prime of his career.”__ Jamal Adams was surprised by what he saw when he first came to the New York Jets: a negative environment the likes of which he wasn't familiar.

The second-year safety told Bleacher Report in a story published Tuesday that the Jets appeared used to losing and some players wanted to do only the bare minimum. The interview was conducted a few months ago.

"I'm very passionate," Adams said Tuesday when asked about his comments. "Coming in, I was wide-eyed. I just wanted to come in and work hard and make an impact. The things that came out Youth Brandon Parker Jersey , I didn't feel very strong as far as me saying that."

Adams said he has no regrets about the comments, which made for some buzz on a hot, steamy day at training camp.

"Everybody was used to losing," Adams said in the Bleacher Report story. "You can always tell that vibe. I came in, and it was like everybody wanted to do the bare minimum. They didn't want to go above and beyond. They didn't want to take that extra step."

Adams, the Jets' first-round pick out of LSU last year, insisted he never meant to disparage any of his teammates. He also acknowledged that he was speaking about players who are no longer with the team, but did not identify them.

Despite being in the NFL for just one year Authentic Arden Key Jersey , Adams is already considered a leader on the Jets because of his work ethic and willingness to lead by example.

"I do things a little different as far as how passionate I am when I'm on the field," he said Tuesday. "In this world, period, not everybody works as hard as someone else. Those things are left unsaid and we're moving forward."

Coach Todd Bowles said he spoke to Adams twice about the player's comments 鈥?on Tuesday and a few weeks ago.

"Jamal is a very young player, and he's a very smart player, and he speaks from his heart," Bowles said. "We talked about it. He didn't mean a lot of the things that came out wrong."

Teammate Leonard Williams said Adams' comments were "a little bold," and thought he perhaps needed to say things differently 鈥?although Williams was not critical of him.

"I don't blame Jamal at all for what he said Hayden Hurst Jersey Ravens ," Williams said. "He probably just didn't word it in the best way. He's a young guy. He has a lot to learn on and off the field. This is part of the off-the-field stuff he has to learn."

Adams wouldn't directly address the comments, but insisted that the culture of the team is much better now than it was a year ago 鈥?and that his teammates are "gelling."

"I never want to bash any of my teammates, that's not what I'm here for," Adams said. "Those guys know that. Again, it's never going to be about me. It's always going to be about this team and what we can do to build this culture up each and every day."

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