49ers Were Interested In Re-Signing Eric Reid Before Joining Panthers

Jim Trotter of NFL Media reports that the 49ers made a “sincere run” at re-signing S Eric Reid this week before he agreed to a one-year contract with the Panthers on Thursday.

  • Matt Barrows confirms that the 49ers were interested in re-signing Reid and were offering him a one-year deal. However, Marrows adds that Reid considered the Panthers’ offer to be better because he could start for them as opposed to being a backup in San Francisco.

A number of teams are in need of safety help right now, and Trotter says that there were a few teams interested in adding Reid this week.

Reid, 26, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $8,480,736 contract with the 49ers and had been testing the open market for the first time in his NFL career.

In 2017, Reid appeared in 13 games for the 49ers and recorded 67 tackles, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 30 safety out of 87 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.

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