The Carolina Panthers have re-signed impending free-agent safety Eric Reid to a three-year deal worth more than $22 million, Reid himself confirmed to reporters on a conference call.
NFL Fan Blitz’s own Josh Wicker recently wrote that signs were pointing to Reid returning to Carolina.
After five years with the San Francisco 49ers, Reid hit free agency but was not given a contract as quickly as expected. Many people around the football industry believe this was because of Reid’s participation in kneeling for the National Anthem in protest of racism and police brutality, which was spearheaded by then-teammate Colin Kaepernick.
Reid started all 13 games he played in last season, intercepting one pass and returning it for 39 yards. He also defended five passes, and made 71 tackles (including 50 solos), while also recording his second career sack.