San Francisco 49ers strong safety Eric Reid (35) reacts to a flag called against him during a NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 5, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers strong safety Eric Reid (35) reacts to a flag called against him during a NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 5, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NFL players push the issue, seek mediation with owners

The NFL players who are protesting inequality during the national anthem were hopeful they’d get another meeting with owners after the first in the middle of October. That follow up hasn’t happened.

So, the players are seeking formal mediation to make sure the next gathering is more “resolution oriented,” Eric Reid said Sunday.

They’d also like to include Colin Kaepernick, who owners failed to invite to the original conversation.

“Colin started this protest, he’s the reason that we’re here having these discussions with the NFL. So I think it only makes sense that he’s there,” Reid said.

Reid and the other players made their intentions clear to NFL executive Troy Vincent in a letter, but have not heard back.

The players want concrete progress in the meeting they’re hoping to schedule for the week of Oct. 13, according to ESPN.

Reid intercepted a pass in the end zone in the 49ers’ 20-10 loss on Sunday. Afterward, he kissed his bicep as a nod to Kaepernick, who remains unemployed despite being just 30 years old with a solid resume.

jpalmer@sfexaminer.comEric ReidJed YorkNFLTroy Vincent

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