Eric Reid is staying in Carolina.

The Panthers on Monday introduced that they’ve signed the veteran security to a three-year contract extension that may hold him with the workforce by way of the 2021 season.

Monetary phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed. 

Welcome again @E_Reid35‼️#KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/93LaHR54Ma

— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) February 11, 2019

Reid was set to turn into an unrestricted free agent after wrapping up his first season with the Panthers, however his work ethic seemingly overshadowed the collusion grievance he filed towards the NFL final Might for supporting Colin Kaepernick, who protested social injustice by kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem.

“We all the time knew he was a strong soccer participant,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera mentioned in the course of the common season, “and he confirmed it to us.”

Reid, 27, initially was chosen by the 49ers within the first spherical of the 2013 draft and spent the first 5 years of his profession in San Francisco earlier than signing with the Panthers in Week four of the 2018 season.

He instantly grew to become the starter and completed with 71 tackles, 5 passes defended and one interception in 13 video games.

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