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Panthers' Eric Reid held back by teammates after confrontation with Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins

Sporting News logo Sporting News 10/21/2018 Chelsea Howard
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Tensions were running high for newly-signed Panthers safety Eric Reid and Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins at the start of their Week 7 matchup Sunday.

A confrontation broke out after the coin toss and Reid had to be held back by his teammates before he was taken to the Panthers sideline. Reid appeared to be yelling at Jenkins.

While it's not clear exactly what prompted the heated exchange, the two have a bit of a history together. Reid, who joined his then-teammate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem during his time with the 49ers, called the Jenkins-led Players Coalition an "NFL-funded subversion group" earlier this year.

Jenkins and Reid had a disagreement over the Players Coalition last year and how funds were allocated by the NFL in response to player protests during the national anthem, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Once the game started, though, the chippy antics continued. Reid tackled Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who didn't have the ball at the time. Zach Ertz then stuck up for Wentz and then the two got into it, resulting in personal fouls both ways.

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