The Panthers have signed free agent safety Eric Reid to a one-year contract.
Reid, 6-1 and 215 pounds, played the first five seasons of his NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers after being selected by the team in the first round (18th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
“Eric has been a starting safety in the NFL and has played at a high level throughout his career,” general manager Marty Hurney said. “After we put (safety) Da’Norris Searcy on injured reserve, Ron (Rivera) and I discussed our options, and Eric was at the top of our list. He is a physical safety with good ball skills and play-making ability.”
Reid joined Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL.
Whether Reid will stand for the national anthem, and whether Reid will continue his collusion claim against the NFL, remains to be seen. What we do know is that Reid is back in the NFL.