Carolina Panthers sign safety Eric Reid to 3-year deal

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Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) knells along the sideline during the National Anthem before the start of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Carolina Panthers have re-signed Eric Reid and will play in Charlotte through the 2021 season, the team announced Monday. 

Reid was an unrestricted free agent prior to signing the 3-year deal with the Panthers. 

He joined Carolina in Week 4 of the 2018 season by signing a 1-year deal. 

The Panthers said he started all 13 games played and recorded 73 tackles, five passes defended, one interception and one sack in 2018. 

He was a first-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2013 out of LSU. 

Reid remained unsigned since his own rookie contract expired in March 2018 with the 49ers.

He filed a claim this spring after visiting with Cincinnati, arguing he was unsigned as a result of collusion by NFL owners over his protests of police brutality and racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem.

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