NFL: Remember Kaepernick, Reid as training camps open

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. As NFL training camps open, let's not forget two players who aren't suiting up. Kaepernick and Reid clearly are good enough to be playing, but the league has decided to make an example of them, a clear warning that only so much social activism will be tolerated. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

As NFL training camps opened this week, complete with interminable speculation about position battles, rookies who might make an impact and what players can or can’t do while “The Star-Spangled Banner” is playing, let’s remember two players who aren’t suiting up.