Wochit News - Teammate Joins Colin Kaepernick In National Anthem Protest - San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid has now joined quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem, in protest of American racial injustice and minority oppression. Kaepernick received scattered boos when he dropped to a knee, but the protest was otherwise unremarked by the San Diego crowd. Kaepernick kneeled next to Nate Boyer, a former Green Beret who went to training camp with the Seahawks last year as a long snapper.