Eric Reid tries to fight Malcolm Jenkins

  • Eric Reid tries to fight Malcolm Jenkins

Eric Reid tries to fight Malcolm Jenkins

Carolina Panthers defensive back Eric Reid, a former teammate of Colin Kaepernick, confronted Philadelphia Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins on the field near the Eagles' logo before their game.

It reportedly goes back to their feud that began previous year, when Reid withdrew from the Players Coalition.

Reid had to be separated from Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins before kickoff on Sunday when the two exchanged words at midfield after the captains meeting.

Playing in his third game with the Panthers, Reid gestured toward the Eagles' sideline throughout the first quarter and emotions came to a head when he hit quarterback Carson Wentz after a handoff and wrestled with Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who came to Wentz's defense.

It appears Reid is continuing to antagonize Jenkins and the Eagles, too.

Reid, signed by Carolina three weeks ago when safety Da'Norris Searcy suffered a season-ending concussion, kneeled during the national anthem in his continued protest against social injustice.

Jenkins, the co-founder of the Players Coalition, initially joined in the protests.

After the NFL agreed to donate almost $90 million to causes the coalition considered important, Jenkins stopped raising a fist of protest during the national anthem.

The bad blood between the two stems from Reid splitting from Jenkins' The Players Coalition after the organization sought to have the protests during the national anthem stopped if the NFL made donations to causes the group supports.

"You couldn't pay me to say anything negative about them", Jenkins said.

Jenkins took exception to Reid's claim then, telling ESPN that Reid was well aware of the "scope of the plan".