Free agent safety Eric Reid made headlines this morning when it was reported that he had filed a collusion grievance against the NFL over his employment status.

Reid is reportedly working with attorney Mark Geragos, who is also representing another former San Francisco 49ers player, Colin Kaepernick. The quarterback has also filed a collusion grievance against the NFL.

For more information on Reid's collusion grievance, you can read about it here at ESPN.

Now, we try not to bombard 49ers fans with news that doesn't really have anything to do with the team or a player on the team. Of course, when the team's general manager comments on the Reid, it suddenly becomes newsworthy. That's what happened when John Lynch joined Joe, Lo and Dibs on 95.7 The Game this morning. He was asked about Reid's continued unemployment and the grievance against the NFL.

While Lynch avoided discussing the most recent development, he did speak of Reid's continued unemployment.

"I have been surprised," Lynch said. "I would say that I think it's indicative of the position he's playing. For whatever reason, that's been incredibly slow, but I think he's a guy who will get signed.

"In terms of us having contact, I last ran into Eric over at Stanford's pro day. I was actually watching his brother (Justin Reid) work out. Had a good visit with him. We've been in touch with his agent, his representatives throughout.

"There's so many things that go into these free agency (situations). I think, primarily, Eric is a good guy. He was a good player for us, a good leader for us, and I just wish him well and wish him well in his pursuits of finding a job. We'll leave it at that."

Reid had a free-agent visit with the Cincinnati Bengals. However, team owner Mike Brown reportedly personally met with the safety during the visit and explained that the team intends to prohibit kneeling during the national anthem. Despite already declaring he was not planning to kneel during the national anthem in 2018, Reid reportedly wasn't able to promise Brown anything on the spot. While he got the impression from coaches that he was wanted in Cincinnati, Reid left without a contract offer.