On Monday, the NFL announced that they’ve filed a grievance on behalf of free agent S Eric Reid.
Here’s the official release from the NFLPA regarding the grievance:
The NFLPA has filed a non-injury grievance and a system arbitrator case on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid. Prior to the start of the current NFL off-season, our Union directed the agents of free agent players who had participated in peaceful on-field demonstrations to collect, memorialize and report any relevant information about potential violations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by teams. These cases were filed based upon the following:
Reid is among the most notable players still available on the free agent market.
Reid has visited with the Bengals last month, but let Cincinnati without a deal. Reports said that Bengals owner Mike Brown specifically questioned Reid about his plans to kneel for the anthem.
The return of Ellsbury, 34, could be a problem for Boone.
If the Yankees’ outfield is healthy, Ellsbury would come back as the fifth option. He’d also have to take a roster spot. It’s unclear whom Ellsbury would replace.
The Yankees will deal with a similar situation when Brandon Drury returns from the disabled list. The third baseman has been dealing with blurred vision and headaches. He’s on a rehab assignment at Double-A Trenton, which is slated to end May 15. On Monday, general manager Brian Cashman said he expects Drury back sooner than later.
The Boston Red Sox’ pre-game stretch began in front of their third-base dugout as the Yankees were finishing up batting practice for Tuesday night’s series opener at Yankee Stadium.