Eric Reid files grievance against the NFL, saying teams are colluding to deny him a job

Eric Reid, left, and Colin Kaepernick, then with the San Francisco 49ers, kneel in protest during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game in September  2016.

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  • Reid kneeled with then-49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick during the National Anthem in 2016
  • Kaepernick filed a similar collusion grievance against the NFL in October

(CNN)Eric Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the National Anthem when the two were San Francisco 49ers teammates, has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that teams are colluding to deny him a job for the upcoming season.

Mark Geragos, who represents Reid and Kaepernick, confirmed the filing to CNN. Kaepernick, who has been a free agent