Carolina safety Eric Reid, No. 25, continued his silent protest in his first game with the Panthers. Earlier this week, new Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid didn’t give any details when asked if he’d continue to protest and what that protest would look like. As the national anthem began playing before the Panthers’ game against the New York Giants, Reid dropped to his right knee, continuing the silent protest he began while a member of the San Francisco 49ers with Colin Kaepernick.

Eric Reid will start against the New York Giants on Sunday in his Carolina Panthers debut, head coach Ron Rivera confirmed on Friday. Reid's return to the field comes after the Pro Bowl safety signed a one-year deal with the Panthers last Thursday. "We're going to keep an eye on him," Rivera said.

Eric Reid's new Carolina Panthers teammates aren't worried about whether the safety will demonstrate or protest during the national anthem on Sunday before the Panthers face the New York Giants. "Hey, no one cares," wide receiver Torrey Smith told reporters Wednesday. "Eric knows what's best for Eric and what Eric needs to do.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was released Thursday, ending a run with the franchise that began in 2001.
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young on a three-year contract and former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixon on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. NFL.com reported Young's deal is for $9 million with $4 million in guarantees. Bears general manager Phil Emery has now added six unrestricted free agents in the first 48 hours of free agency, with Young and Hixon following defensive end Lamarr Houston (Raiders), safety Ryan Mundy (Giants) and linebacker Jordan Senn (Panthers) on Tuesday and safety M.D. Jennings (Packers) on Wednesday.
The New York Giants are 0-3 and must go on the road to face the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs. They’ll be doing so without at least two-fifths — and maybe three-fifths — of their offensive line. Center David Baas and right guard Chris Snee are officially out for the game. In addition, right tackle David Diehl is listed as doubtful with a thumb injury. [Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Don't wait, sign up today! ] The Giants have allowed 11 sacks this season, but seven came last week (and six in the first 17 minutes of play) against the Carolina Panthers. The Chiefs have an NFL-best 15 sacks, including six last week.
COMMENTARY | When it comes to the New York Giants' 0-3 start to the 2013 season, there's plenty of blame to go around. No individual is immune from the criticism, and from the moment the Giants walked off the field following their embarrassing 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, every facet of the team has been under attack.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- After a 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the New York Giants are promising only one change for this weekend's game in Kansas City against the Chiefs.
COMMENTARY| After a deplorable effort against the Carolina Panthers on September 22, 2013, the New York Giants now sit at 0-3 for the first time under head coach Tom Coughlin. At a point in the season when many teams begin to toughen up, dig their cleats into the turf, and prepare for the long fight ahead; the Giants seem to be falling fast into a proverbial abyss that seems to be growing deeper by the day.
COMMENTARY | It's hard to imagine the New York Giants playing a worse game than the one they turned in on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

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