The NFLPA has responded to an arbitrator ruling that the grievance

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    The grievance was focused on the Bengals questioning Reid during a free agent visit about whether he would continue to kneel during the playing of the national anthem this season. The NFLPA felt that Reid’s refusal to commit to any plan was the reason he did not sign with the team and that it was in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.Arbitrator Shyam Das said the Bengals were within their rights to ask that question of Reid , who has since signed with the Panthers.“Arbitrator Shyam Das issued a decision yesterday siding with management and denying Eric Reid’s claim against the Cincinnati Bengals. We are disappointed in this decision, especially since the arbitrator affirms the facts which our filing was based upon and provides no in-depth analysis of why management can engage in behavior that violates fair hiring practices. Despite this decision, we are thrilled that Eric Reid is back with an NFL club doing the job he loves and our hope is that Colin Kaepernick follows him back to the playing field soon. We will review the decision more carefully with Eric and his lawyers to consider our next steps.”The collusion grievances that Reid and Kaepernick filed against the NFL have not been denied or dismissed. The NFL began its "Salute to Service " campaign to honor the nation's military, veterans and their families by pledging to donate up $5 to its nonprofit partners for every use of the hashtag Salute To Service through Nov. 19.The league will increase its offering to $25 for every use of the hashtag on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The NFL donated $1.7 million in a similar campaign last year and is committed up to $5 million this time."This month we reflect on the sacrifices of our heroes and increase our focus to ensure more service members Carolina Panthers T-Shirt , veterans and their families find the assistance they need, when they need it," said Anna Isaacson, NFL senior vice president of social responsibility.Beginning Sunday and through November, teams will designate one home game to honor military members and their families. Players will wear helmet decals of military branches.Since 2011 Carolina Panthers Hats , Salute to Service has raised more than $26 million. The project now includes the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Woodruff suffered a brain injury while reporting on the Iraq War.Other core military nonprofit partners are the Pat Tillman Foundation, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors , the USO and the Wounded Warrior Project. The league also partners with the financial services company USAA.Team owners, general managers, players and former players 鈥?including Roger Staubach and Randy Gradishar 鈥?make up the list of 32 nominees for the Salute to Service Award.Paul Allen Carolina Panthers Hoodie , the late owner of the Seahawks, and Chargers owner Alex Spanos also are nominated. General managers include the 49ers' John Lynch, the Eagles' Howie Roseman and the Jets' Mike Maccagnan.Also nominated are four coaches: Panthers coach Ron Rivera; Bengals defensive line coach Jacob Burney; Saints quarterbacks Coach Joe Lombardi; and Raiders running backs coach Jemal Singleton.NFL clubs make nominations, with finalists announced in January. The winner will be recognized at NFL Honors, the prime-time program Feb. 2 at which The Associated Press announces its awards for the 2018 season.NFL Salute to Service: ://nfl/Salute