The Carolina Panthers filled a major offseason need Monday, signing safety Eric Reid to a three-year contract.
Carolina signed Reid to a one-year deal four games into the 2018 season, when he immediately became the team’s starting strong safety. He finished sixth on the team in tackles despite playing only 13 games.
The sixth-year safety out of LSU played his first five seasons in San Francisco, where he made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2013. He quickly made an impact in the Panthers’ locker room, with now-retired center Ryan Kalil calling him a “perfect example” of the quality veterans the team has brought in over the past several years.