Despite saying he would stand for the Star-Spangled Banner before 49ers games, safety Eric Reid is changing his stance and is resuming a national anthem protest.

Reid was seen kneeling during the national anthem before the 49ers’ third preseason game Sunday night against the Vikings. He was surrounded by teammates Marquise Goodwin, Eli Harold and Lorenzo Jerome, each of whom placed a hand on Reid’s shoulder, according to ESPN.com.

Butler and the Cavaliers were never serious rumors, but the team also missed out on him when he was dealt to Minnesota on the night of the draft.

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Now the status quo has flipped. Durant actually received some blowback from those upset he saved franchise owner Joe Lacob some dough. The Warriors had the structural ability to pay Durant fully while retaining Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala 鈥?it just would have cost Lacob a boatload more money. That Durant took a haircut saved the Warriors an estimated $25 million in salary and luxury tax.