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Eric Reid | Defensive Back | #35

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 213
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (18) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Reid is happy to be playing strong safety in the 49ers' new defensive scheme.
Reid has played primarily in schemes with interchangeable safeties throughout his career, but new DC Robert Saleh's defense gives defined roles to each safety. "I’ve been used to the interchangeability type of role, so it is new," Reid said. "I feel like I’m just using what God has blessed me with more, which is my size, being in the box, in the run game." Reid's play has tailed off in recent years, but perhaps the new role will help him bounce back in his contract season. The Niners plan to use Reid like Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor. Jun 20 - 8:59 AM
Source: ESPN

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Contact-year S Eric Reid hasn't had extension talks with the 49ers.

Reid was limited to 10 games by a torn biceps last season. His play has fallen off the further the 49ers have gotten from the Jim Harbaugh era. ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports Reid is tentatively expected to shift from free safety to strong safety in new DC Robert Saleh's system.
Jun 13 - 4:10 PM

49ers FS Eric Reid (torn biceps) said he is almost back to full health.

Earlier this month, Reid said he "would be practicing" if the 49ers had a game. Reid has struggled since a promising rookie season, and San Francisco is reportedly "contemplating" moving CB Jimmie Ward to his free safety spot. The 49ers are in no position to cut a promising player, but Reid clearly has plenty to prove entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Source: ESPN
Feb 25 - 11:18 AM

49ers FS Eric Reid is done for the season with a torn biceps.

It's a big loss for the 49ers, not that they have anything left to play for with nine straight losses. One of their best defenders in the secondary, Reid amassed 62 tackles, five pass breakups, and two forced turnovers in the 49ers' first ten games. The 2013 first-rounder will be in a contract year in 2017.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 05:42:00 PM

The 49ers fear FS Eric Reid suffered a torn biceps in Sunday's Week 11 loss to New England.

Reid left the stadium with his right arm in a sling. A biceps tear would almost certainly end Reid's season. The 18th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Reid has been having a below-average year. He is signed through 2017.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:52:00 PM

49ers exercised FS Eric Reid's fifth-year option for 2017.

GM Trent Baalke almost confirmed as much last month. Reid did not play well last year, but he is a talented young safety the 49ers would like to keep around for a long time. It would not be surprising if the two sides worked out an extension before this season. The option will pay $5.676 million in 2017.
Mon, May 2, 2016 11:04:00 AM

49ers GM Trent Baalke said he plans to retain contract-year FS Eric Reid.

The 49ers will extend Reid or exercise his fifth-year option. Reid is coming off a down season, but is one of the league's most-talented safeties. He'll make $5.68 million in 2017 if the 49ers pick up his option.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 06:52:00 PM

49ers third-year FS Eric Reid said he contemplated retirement in the offseason due to concussion concerns.

It's the same reason teammates ILB Chris Borland and RT Anthony Davis hung up the cleats. "I will continue to evaluate my own situation," Reid said. "If I have another concussion and I don’t feel like I can play any more, then I won’t. If I [have another concussion], and if I feel that I still can play, then I will. It’s just a case-by-case basis." Reid has suffered three concussions through two NFL seasons.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 07:00:00 PM

49ers FS Eric Reid exited Week 16 against the Chargers with a concussion.

Reid is out for the game. Reid suffered two concussions in 2013. Craig Dahl is in at free safety for the 49ers.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:12:00 PM

49ers FS Eric Reid (concussion) is expected to play in Sunday's game at New Orleans.

It's a surprise considering this is Reid's second concussion of the year. The impressive and hard-hitting rookie will be in the starting lineup barring a setback in warmups.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 12:08:00 PM

49ers FS Eric Reid sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 10 game against the Panthers.

It was a scary play as Reid tried to step in front of Mike Tolbert and got absolutely trucked. It's his second concussion of the year -- his first one came in Week 2.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 06:39:00 PM

49ers FS Eric Reid (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Reid says he's symptom free with only one test to pass before receiving medical clearance following Sunday night's scary brain injury. "I have to check back tomorrow," Reid said. "So it’s just a waiting game." Reid has been one of the NFL's most impressive defensive rookies through two weeks.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 06:27:00 PM

49ers FS Eric Reid left Sunday night's Week 2 game against the Seahawks with a head injury.

Reid suffered a concussion in the second quarter and is out for the rest of the game. He'll need to pass the NFL's concussion protocol before returning to practice. Reid was replaced by Craig Dahl.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 10:56:00 PM

First-round pick Eric Reid has been named the 49ers' starting free safety.

That had been the expectation since the 49ers traded up to select Reid in April's draft. Reid is expected to stay back in center field while SS Donte Whitner patrols closer to the line of scrimmage.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 03:28:00 PM

CSN Bay Area reports 49ers first-round FS Eric Reid has gotten off to a "solid start" at training camp and is the front-runner to start.

The 49ers didn't trade up from No. 31 to 18 to select Reid and prop him on the bench. Craig Dahl had a strong spring, but he was never a realistic option to start for the win-now, Super Bowl-ready Niners. We expect to see Reid play a lot up high, while SS Donte Whitner focuses on plugging holes near the line.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 11:34:00 AM

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