In its statement, the NFLPA stated that "There is no league rule that prohibits players from demonstrating during the national anthem", and that the NFL made clear that it respects players' right to such demonstration.
Protesting the national anthem is not against the NFL's policy, but the league has talked about allowing each club to determine its own anthem policy. But he's still looking for a job, and his continued unemployment has prompted a second grievance filed against the NFL.
"Colin [Kaepernick] and Eric have taken courageous action at the expense of their professional careers and personal lives", attorney Mark Geragos, who represents both players in a separate collusion grievance, said in a statement.More news: Pokemon Go gets Summer Tour events this summer
A league spokesman said Wednesday: "We are abiding by the confidentiality provision of the CBA and have no comment".
The Collective Bargaining Agreement definitively states that League (NFL) rules supersede any conflicting club rules.
It also claimed that "at least one club owner has asked pre-employment interview questions about a player's intent to demonstrate".
The NFLPA also wants to prevent any team from asking a player about his plans to protest during the national anthem.More news: Sarah Ferguson snubbed from Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's reception
The NFLPA told the agents of this year's free-agent class who demonstrated during the national anthem to collect and report relevant information about teams' questions to them in regards to the protests.
It seems notable that the union is not alleging collusion, as Reid is, but instead going after a specific team for discriminating against Reid because of his protests.
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. Today they welcome all NFL Players who have joined in the prosecution of the NFL for their conspiracy and illegal acts.
Kaepernick has gone unsigned since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after the 2016 season, and Reid hasn't been signed since playing out his contract with the club this past season.More news: Hillary Clinton goes after 'reality TV' Trump in New Zealand speech
Reid has indicated he won't protest during the anthem this season.