Signing(s): Panthers sign Eric Reid

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  1. What the Faulk

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    Well so much for the denial
     
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    With the rumors that Kaepernick had interest from a team recentlyish, and with the Panthers' still having Taylor Heinicke as their backup, I wonder if things have indeed changed this much from Richardson to Tepper. Wouldn't be surprising if they kicked the tires after the shot Cam took against Atlanta.
     
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    Surprised Falcons weren't one's to sign him given losses at safety this season
     
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    The Panthers' safeties before this and after Searcy's injury were

    Mike Adams - 37, no vertical
    Colin Jones - Good special teamer, worst starting safety in the league after Chris Conte's injury
    Rashaan Gaulden - Hybrid DB who is still raw and learning how to play safety

    They had a huge need too
     
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    I was apprehensive about him at first, but David Tepper isn't Jerry Richardson. That's been made very clear this month.
     
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    oh boy can't wait to see all the usual suspects come in here and throw a fit over this
     
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    This is great. Very happy with the signing. Hopefully he can get up to speed ASAP. Either way it'll be better than watching Colin Jones.
     
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    Reid instantly upgrades them. Plus can play as an extra LB.
     
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    I’m surprised it took an NFC South team this long to sign him. Every single one of them had a need.

    Good move for Carolina
     
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    So he did come at a discount
     
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    I’m surprised you’re taking this so well.
     
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    He's a good player, and should be working.
     
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    Reid can do everything well. In that division, his ability to match up against tight ends in man to man is huge.
     
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    Reid is solid. Surprised it took this long to sign him
     
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    I was wondering what was taking so damn long.

    I can understand why teams wouldn't want to sign Kaep, but Eric Reid is a solid player. There is zero reason as to why he didn't get an offer thrown his way during the offseason/camp.

    Big upgrade for the Panthers anyway.
     
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    Saw a tweet that SEA spoke to him as well, but couldn't agree on a salary. Considering what he signed for, I wonder how...
     
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    Probably because he's going to start right away in Carolina.
     
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    Also likely a chance to win and be a big part of that. It's a 1 year deal, so he'll basically be showcased on a good team.
     
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    I thought the Bucs might be interested with Conte going on the IR.
     
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    Should have been interested in anyone with a pulse and experience at safety with Conte on roster

    Conte shouldn't be on an NFL roster
     
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    Nice pickup for Carolina. They're going to be a team to watch this yr. IMO.
     
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    It was never about money.
     
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    This is about half on the field stuff, half off the field stuff. He's wearing an I'm With Kaep shirt here and it seems like the team is going to give him some freedom to be who he is, which is encouraging to see. Also said the Panthers made a better offer than the Niners did.
     
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