The sizable commitment should lock Reid in as a starter, though it isn't clear if he'll be playing free safety or strong safety. He spent a lot of time up near the box last season while working alongside 37-year-old Mike Adams, who now is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. The alignment allowed Reid to pile up 5.5 tackles per game -- a significant uptick from his career average of 4.7. He may spend more time in deep coverage next season if Adams decides to retire or sign elsewhere.
Reid has signed a three-year contract to stay in Carolina, Max Henson of the team's official website reports.
Reid signed a one-year deal with the Panthers on Sept. 28, immediately joining the starting lineup and ultimately finishing the season with 71 tackles (50 solo), five passes defensed and one interception in 13 games (all starts). Scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, the 27-year-old instead chose to re-sign in Carolina through 2021. He'll presumably enter the offseason program locked in as a starter, with the versatility to play either free safety or strong safety.
Reid started all 13 games he was active for Carolina in 2018, churning out 71 tackles and five pass breakups (including one interception). The Panthers don't have much talent at safety entering the offseason, so it's no surprise they want the 2013 Pro-Bowler back in the mix for another season, at least. However, Reid will be an unrestricted free agent in March and can soon sign a contract with any team of his choosing.
Reid (shoulder) was a full participant at practice Thursday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Reid has been dealing with a lingering AC joint injury in his shoulder this season, but was able to log a full practice Thursday. As evidenced by this news, the 2013 first-round pick should be good-to-go for the Panthers' game against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Reid (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Reid was limited in practice all last week and continues to manage his recovery from a lingering AC joint issue in his shoulder. The 26-year-old said that his injury is something he can play through, according to David Newton of ESPN.com, so it still appears that Reid is on track for Sunday's tilt against the Buccaneers. If Reid is able to go Week 13, he'll work to end Carolina's four-game losing streak.
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||77||62.0||15||0||4||54||13.5||53||0||11|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||15||41||34.0||7||0||3||138||46.0||73||0||7|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||71||60.0||11||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||10||62||48.0||14||0||1||13||13.0||13||0||5|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||13||67||53.0||14||0||2||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||10||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|