NFL Player Who Claims Blackballing For Anthem Protests Reportedly Has An Offer

David Hookstead | Reporter

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan made it clear that the team would take back Eric Reid in a heartbeat if the deal was right.

“Any really good player who wants to come on in here on a minimum deal and have a good player to be a backup, that’d be unbelievable. I don’t think that’s what Eric wants,” Shanahan told the media late Tuesday when discussing reports that the 49ers would be interested in re-signing their former player.

This is pretty substantial because Reid has filed a collusion case against the NFL, and has claimed that teams won’t sign him because he kneeled during the national anthem. (RELATED: ERIC REID SAYS ANTHEM PROTESTS A REASON HE IS UNSIGNED)

It sounds like there is absolutely the opportunity for him to get back on the field, but it’s just not for as much as he would probably like. He made more than $5.5 million last season. That’s a lot more than the nearly $800,000 league minimum for somebody with Reid’s experience that the 49ers are apparently fine with offering.

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I’m pretty sure not getting as much money as you want doesn’t equate to collusion. That just sounds like business. He could take the deal, play out of his mind and see what happens after that. It’s certainly a lot better than him not playing football at all.

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