The decision of the Panthers to sign safety Eric Reid

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constitutes a stunner , because many had presumed that the NFL’s owners would never relent or retreat in
the face of the collusion grievances filed by Reid and former 49ers teammate
Colin Kaepernick. So now that Reid has been signed, is Kaepernick next?It’s a
fair question, since it’s possible that Carolina’s decision to proceed — and the
public reaction to it — could give a team that needs help at the quarterback
position confidence that, if Kaepernick is signed, the fans won’t rush for the
exits, the sponsors won’t abandon the team en masse, and the TV ratings won’t plummet.If anything Womens Tom Rathman Jersey , adding Kaepernick could help a team. Especially if that team currently is facing, for example, the balance of a season without a
franchise question like Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers have four prime-time games
from Week Six to Week 10, and the ratings for those games instantly would be
dramatically higher if Kaepernick were back playing quarterback for the team
that drafted him in 2011.While the league should want that increased interest,
the league may not want it on those terms.For the 49ers, who like every team are
in an entertainment business, the increased interest could be welcome. And
justified. Sure Mike McGlinchey Jersey , it would be a challenge to get Kaepernick up to speed quickly, but just as the Broncos dramatically retooled their offense in
2011 for Tim Tebow, the 49ers could do the same for Kaepernick.Whether it’s the
49ers or someone else, it’s beyond argument that he’s talented enough to have
one of the top two spots on plenty of depth charts. It will be interesting to
see whether the willingness of the Panthers to sign Reid will make a team that
needs an upgrade at quarterback to sign Kaepernick. As the 49ers prepare to add
another defensive lineman with a top-five pick, they could be parting ways with
the player who arrived via the third overall pick in 2017.Per a league source,
the 49ers are shopping defensive lineman Solomon Thomas.The willingness to part
ways with Thomas could be an indication that the 49ers are leaning toward taking
pass rusher Nick Bosa. However, it doesn’t rule out Quinnen Williams Womens Steve Young Jersey , a defensive tackle who has the skill to move around.The 49ers have two other first-round defensive linemen: 2015
first-rounder Arik Armstead and 2016 first-rounder DeForest Buckner.Thomas has
two years left on his rookie deal, plus an option year available in 2021. He’s
due to earn $3 million this year and $4.33 million in 2020.After Thomas racked
up three sacks in 14 games as a rookie, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh vowed
that Thomas has “got a plan” and will be “much improved” as a pass rusher.
Thomas responded with one sack in 16 games, and he saw his playing time
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