- According to Rapoport, Reid has been “methodical” about his free agency plans this offseason and he believes there’s a “real chance” he signs with the Bengals during this visit.
This is the first reported interest in Reid since the free agent market officially opened last month.
The safety market has been very slow to develop and even those who have signed contract such as Morgan Burnett got less money than many were projecting. Reid is among a group of notable free agent safeties that also includes Tre Boston, Kenny Vaccaro, T.J. Ward and Tyvon Branch.
Reid has been a notable free agent this offseason, given that he and Colin Kaepernick both started kneeling during the national anthem a few years ago.
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 is currently testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent 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 has him rated as the No. 30 safety out of 87 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.