The NFL is handing out fines for plays that occurred during the preseason. Among them, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid was fined $10,527 for a late hit he had on New England Patriots tight end Ben Watson per Tom Pelissero.

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After the game, Reid did show some remorse for the hit as he apologized to Watson. The Panthers safety was penalized for unnecessary roughness when the play happened. Additionally, Watson left the game due to a head injury after the hit he took from Reid.

Prior to the game, Reid had exclaimed his disagreement with the NFL's partnership with Jay-Z and the work of the Players Coalition.

In response to Reid's comments, Watson took to Twitter to call him out to disagree with his opinion of the whole situation.

It's unlikely that the hit was due to the off the field issues between the two but that won't prevent Reid from being fined. Watson seems to be okay since the hit happened but will begin the season with a four-game suspension.

As for Reid, he is entering his second season with the Panthers this year. The LSU product signed with the team near the beginning of the 2018 season.

In his first season in Carolina, the veteran safety tallied 71 tackles, five deflections, and an interception. The former San Francisco 49ers safety started in 13 games for the Panthers last year. Reid figures to be the starter once again in 2019.

Since arriving in Carolina, Reid has become one of the leaders on their defense.