Breaking News
More (0) »

Charlotte's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Charlotte, North Carolina | WCNC.com

Eric Reid signs 3-year contract with Panthers

Reid finished his first season in Carolina with 71 tackles and one interception after appearing in 13 games.
Credit: AP
Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid (25) jogs back to the sidelines after his interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that safety Eric Reid has signed a three-year contract to remain with the team through the 2021-22 season. 

Reid signed with the Panthers in Week 4 after spending his first five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Reid finished the season with 71 tackles, five pass breakups and one interception in 13 games for Carolina.

“We always knew he was a solid football player,” head coach Ron Rivera said during the season, “and he showed it to us.”

Locking up the 27-year-old was critical for the Panthers heading into the 2019 season. Veteran Mike Adams is set to become a free agent and Rashaan Gaulden was limited during his rookie season. 

Reid confirmed that the deal is worth more than $22 million.

RELATED: Eric Reid: Malcolm Jenkins 'a sellout' who 'co-opted' Kaepernick's protest movement

RELATED: Panthers DB Eric Reid resumes protest, kneels during national anthem in NFL return

RELATED: Eric Reid joins Panthers for practice, stirs controversy with t-shirt