Bengals hosted free-agent safety Eric Reid for visit

Eric Reid

I know that the San Francisco 49ers talked to Eric Reid about re-signing him but early in the process, they wanted to do a one-year deal with him because they've got some younger guys or might look to draft a safety so they couldn't make a long-term commitment.

However, on Monday, the Cincinnati Bengals invited Reid to their complex for a visit, the first of his free agency period.

Reid, 26, said last season he wouldn't be surprised if his protest impacted his pending free agency.

Reid has indicated he believes his decision to take a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality has scared teams away this offseason.


"I said before, I stand by what I've done", Reid told reporters.

In fact, Niner Noise broke down why it would have been feasible for the 49ers to use the franchise tag on Reid this season. My faith in God is the reason. "I'm just going to stay positive, keep trying to stay in shape, and wait to see what happens".

Kaepernick spent previous year out of football after no team offered him a contract and while it's still believed Reid will find a job at some point this off-season, he believes the owners are holding up his eventual signing, not the general managers. Upon returning to the lineup, Jaquiski Tartt had already taken over Reid's role. Over his five-year National Football League career, Reid has 70 game appearances, started all but one of those games, registered 318 combined tackles, 10 interceptions, a sack, 34 passes defensed, and two forced fumbles. Reid spent his first four years with the 49ers as a free safety.

Reid has continuously stated he doesn't regret his stance. This would be another hole that is filled allowing them to focus on bigger needs in the draft and fewer holes mean less picks needed, which allows the team better opportunities to bundle picks to move up in the draft.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

If heart disease runs in your family, start exercising now
However, physical fitness generally curbed any heart risks - no matter what the genetic susceptibility was. More than half of the participants were women.

New Delhi's IGI Airport in World's Top 20 Busiest Aerodromes
Kennedy International Airport is no longer ranked among the 20 busiest in the world, thanks to the rush in Asia. The US city of Memphis, Tennessee, took the second spot, followed by Shanghai, China.

Teen charged after road rage incident in Napier, police seeking victims
The motorcyclist then switches lanes and drives next to the Mazda, apparently caught in an argument with the driver. The witness shared the video and now police are posting it in hopes that someone can identify the suspect.

Talk show host threatens David Hogg in graphic tweet, loses major advertisers
Hogg has told CNN and other media outlets that he is interested in pursuing a career in journalism or filmmaking. The student, seventeen-year-old David Hogg , has been a vocal advocate of gun control.

Search Underway For Tenn. Man Accused Of Killing Mother, Confessing On Facebook
Lawhorn said in the posts that Gaines was sleeping at his house while he left early Sunday to pick up his mother at a bar. There was a heavy police presence from the sheriff's office along with Gretna and Choctaw police.

Other news