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, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Eric Reid signing with the Carolina Panthers (all times local):6:15 p.m.Patriots safety Devin McCourty says he’s pleased that Eric Reid has signed with the Carolina Panthers and hopes that quarterback Colin Kaepernick might continue his career at some point, too.McCourty said Thursday that Reid “is a great player. A guy that I think we’ve all watched over the last couple of years go out and make plays. A starter since Day 1 in this league.”McCourty, who is a member of the Players Coalition, hopes that Reid’s return is an indication that Kaepernick “gets signed” and is allowed to continue his NFL career as well.McCourty was one of several players around the NFL who expressed support for Reid, including Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Michael Bennett. Bennett says, “it’s about time.” INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens played it safe Saturday.After watching two physical practices with the Indianapolis Colts and seeing one serious injury, he gave his top players the day off and allowed Garrett Gilbert and David Blough to go head to head for the No. 3 quarterback job. He even allowed Kareem Hunt to make a brief but meaningful return.Gilbert threw two touchdown passes in the first half and Blough added another TD pass in the second half to give the Browns a 21-18 victory — their first preseason win over the Colts since 1979 when the franchise was still in Baltimore.Article continues below ...“I was very happy with Garrett. He came in and had control of the huddle, got the guys lined up, made some plays Orange Bernie Kosar Jersey
, made the plays he was supposed to make, and limited the mistakes,” Kitchens said. “I think given the circumstances, David Blough did also.”Many key players weren’t on the field at all.In addition to sitting his top two quarterbacks, Baker Mayfield and Drew Stanton, the Browns (2-0) also played without receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, running back Nick Chubb, defensive end Myles Garrett or cornerback Denzel Ward.Indy also held out many of its stars including Andrew Luck and All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson, who are both injured Bernie Kosar Jersey 2019
, and Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton, who is not hurt. Adam Vinatieri, the league’s career scoring leader, missed his second straight game with an injured knee.Chubb’s absence gave Hunt a chance to make his first start with the Browns albeit on a limited pitch count — two carries for 6 yards on two series. The 2017 NFL rushing champion last played Nov. 19, before a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman. He was cut by the Chiefs two weeks later and didn’t sign with another team until February.“It felt good to definitely get back in game mode, hear the crowd and the bright lights again.” said Hunt, who still must serve an eight-game suspension. “Just going day by day. Feeling it out, getting my legs underneath me, and just keep getting better.”After that it was up to the backups to impress and they did.Gilbert played the first half and was 13 of 19 with 151 yards and two scores Orange Antonio Callaway Jersey
, staking Cleveland to a 14-7 lead.