Eric Reid Reportedly Willing to Re-Sign with 49ers on 1-Year Contract

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 11, 2018

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers defends during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 24-13. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
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Free agent safety Eric Reid would reportedly be open to re-signing with the San Francisco 49ers even if it is through just a one-year deal.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk cited sources who said there is yet to be a formal contract offer made from the 49ers to Reid. "Despite a report that Reid wants a multi-year deal, the source tells PFT that Reid would accept a one-year contract from the 49ers, at the same compensation he made in 2017," Florio added.

The LSU product made $5.676 million in 2017, and Florio pointed to his love of the San Francisco community and his teammates for reasons why he would stay at that salary and sign a one-year deal to remain on the 49ers in 2018.

The 2013 Pro Bowler has been with the 49ers his entire career since he was a first-round pick five years ago. He played 13 games in 2017 and tallied 67 combined tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

This comes after Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Monday that Reid was set to visit the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent.

That Reid remains unsigned despite his talent is notable because he was one of the first players alongside quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the owners for collusion after he wasn't signed during the 2017 campaign.

While Reid said NFL owners and not general managers or coaches around the league are the reason he hasn't signed yet, he also said he won't protest inequality during the national anthem in 2018, per ESPN.com.

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