Monday, Eric Reid has signed a three year contract with the Carolina Panthers. The safety from LSU was set to be a free agent March 1.
“I feel comfortable here. I was excited just to get (the deal) done,” Reid said. “I fit well into this defense.”
He signed with the team in Week 4 and immediately became a starter, finishing the year with 71 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception in 13 games.
Also, Reid had the support from Panthers head coach Ron Rivera and new owner David Tepper. Rivera did not infringe upon Reid’s protests during the Star-Spangled Banner. Meanwhile, Tepper defended Reid’s accusations of the NFL targeting him with not-so-random drug tests during the season.
“I think the player’s union is the right place to go for a grievance for somebody who’s in a union,” Tepper said to Sports Illistrated Jan. 16th. “Listen, if you want to talk off the record with math, I’m very good at math and I can tell the math of situations. But I would rather not comment on that right now, one way or another.”
#BreakingNews — @E_Reid35 has signed a 3 year contract with the @Panthers.— The Atlanta Voice (@theatlantavoice) February 11, 2019