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Panthers sign Eric Reid to three-year contract

Eric Reid

The Carolina Panthers have decided to offer safety Eric Reid a three-year deal to return to the team.

Reid signed with the team back in September and was headed for free agency, but the Panthers saw all they needed when it came to making a decision on his future with the franchise.

He had 71 total tackles to go along with an interception and a sack during the 2018 campaign, and even with the team struggling overall, Reid became a consistent force on defense.

Here’s what Reid had to say about returning, courtesy of the Panthers’ official website:

“I feel comfortable here. I was excited just to get (the deal) done,” Reid said. “I fit well into this defense.”

The Panthers will hope that keeping Reid on the roster is one of many necessary steps to help them turn things around next season.

After such a great start, Carolina was unable to find any momentum down the stretch in losing seven straight games before finishing the year with a win over the New Orleans Saints.

But if Cam Newton is able to get back on track this offseason, that should be a major step towards putting the Panthers in a position to become a Super Bowl contender once again.