Source: Eric Reid would sign one-year deal for his 2017 salary in San Francisco

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Free-agent safety Eric Reid hasn’t slammed the door to staying with the 49ers, even on a short-term deal.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that, despite a report that Reid declined a one-year offer from the 49ers, no formal contractual offer ever was made to Reid by the only NFL team for which he has played. Also, 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.

Reid prefers a long-term home, and he’d like to stay with the 49ers. However, because he loves the community, the area, and his teammates, he’d stay in San Francisco on a one-year deal, if it’s indeed at the same pay he received in the fifth and final year of his rookie contract.

Reid made $5.676 million in 2017. That’s considerably less than the one-year, $7 million deal signed by Tyrann Mathieu with the Texans, and comparable to the $5.25 million that Morgan Burnett will earn under the first year of his new contract with the Steelers.

Whether or not the 49ers actually offered Reid a one-year deal, the 49ers now know, or already should know, that a one-year, $5.676 million offer will get the deal done and keep Reid in San Francisco for one more season.

61 responses to “Source: Eric Reid would sign one-year deal for his 2017 salary in San Francisco

  1. Funny, he’s telling a team what his terms will be for signing a contract when no team has offered him anything thus far. Now teams have an easy out when he start crying the NFL and teams committed collusion when not being signed this year. Teams will just say “His demand was above what we were willing to pay”… And this guy got free college education? Reid is an idiot!

  2. Dude is STRESSING now! LOL. FANS MAKE YOU “THE PLAYER” RICH! Now go to Burger King for that minimum wage $10.50 an hour! Do Not Bite Or INSULT the FANS who FEED YOU!
    LOVE KARMA! Just Kneeled your way out of the NFL which IS A PRIVILEGE! Not your right!

  3. I would sign for $5.6 million too, but I’m not worth it either. What’s the price tag for a 2nd stringer on a team with a bad secondary?

  4. So you’re comparing what Reid wants to what a top 10 safety makes…

    The only thing here is everyone knows his backstory, and he has one that is BIG black eye.

  5. Nobody’s paying him 5.6 on a one year deal. He’s not worth it. Plenty of better safetys out there. Just because he’s young doesn’t make him worth that money.

  6. Kyle Shanahan and Lynch has spoken very highly of Reid. In a contract year he was willing to play out of Position to help the team and play injured in the season finale.

  7. Now that you know that you’re not bigger than Old Glory, you can come to KC, work your butt off in the community and work hard on the field. It’s OK to make a point, but disrespecting the young men and women who sacrificed lives and limbs, so you could make your point isn’t ever going to be acceptable! Now, go build a playground and help OUR poor! Most of us “middle class” people know we’re not treated equally, but we also know you’re in a better position to help than we are. Come to KC and show us how much you care, don’t disrespect our most important symbol of freedom.

  8. @ Kelly Arvin
    And this guy got free college education? Reid is an idiot!
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    Believe it or not, a college education has nothing to do with intelligence

  9. Geeez. Such impatience. He is a decent player and will get signed. Just not yet. The draft is next and after that is when teams will finalize out their rosters. He will get picked up during that time at market value for a decent but not top safety.

    I think all this whoop over him not being signed right away was either he or his supporters having some concept of him as some gamechanging dominating top player that should have gotten snapped up early in a bidding war. Hes not that, hes just a decent veteran with some good years left.

  10. I don’t care about politics. The Dolphins should be working this guy out at the very least. He’s half the price of Reshad Jones and 6 years younger. We could get Reid for $18 mil over 3 years and that’s about what Reshad will be making in 2020 alone when he’s 35.

  11. BREAKING: I also am willing to play the 2018 season at Eric Reid’s 2017 season.

    In all honesty, a safety of his talent level can be found in the draft so there’s no reason to pay him what he’s expecting. You can draft a younger cheaper Safety who will give you similar production. Hos market might develop if teams are unable to land a safety at the draft

  12. Great safety. I hope the Niners get it done, we could use the depth as every one of our safeties except Reid spent time on IR last year.

  13. Regardless of what HE wants the question is what will some TEAM pay? IF some teams feels his abilities & damage to the brand exceeds his contract demands then he will not be signed. If the reverse is true then he will be signed. Has nothing to do with boycotting! This is the way it is in the business world.

  14. He can join Colon in the confusion case against the NFL. They are confused why they are still unemployed. You can lead a horse o water, but you definitely can’t make them drink..

  15. And when all 49ers defensive backs and safties are on injured reserve you will be whining, “Where’s Eric Reid” He has been a loyal 49er and we have the cap space. In the NFL the odds of anybody lasting the whole season uninjured is slim to none. When you desperately need backup your choices will be crap. On defense you need quality (and I stress quality) backup or even a choice of rotation to keep starters fresh. Sure, draft a cheap rookie but the draft is a crap shoot.
    Love how all the haters are so quick to write off a loyal 49er

  16. jibberator says:
    April 10, 2018 at 11:02 pm
    @ Kelly Arvin
    And this guy got free college education? Reid is an idiot!
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    Believe it or not, a college education has nothing to do with intelligence

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    Eric Reid is a Watkins Award winner who could have gone to an Ivy League school on academic merit if he didn’t want to play football at an SEC school.

  17. =====
    Kyle Shanahan and Lynch has spoken very highly of Reid.
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    Of course they did. It’s called virtue signalling. They’d be called racists if they didn’t speak highly of him. Anyone who was asked spoke highly of Kaepernick too, but no one thought what he could do on the field anymore was worth the PR headache.

  18. Sign him! We know what he can do on the field. Dude can cover too and we have hardly any depth at Corner and he played LB also. For 5 3/4 mil all that is good value for a guy who stated that he won’t be kneeling during the National anthem. Kaep was a one trick pony who cashed in his chips too early and it cost him his career. It only makes sense to extend the olive branch to Reid.

    It would be dumb to pass up a known commodity based on what he did. I’m a Veteran who respects my country and the players were wrong but we must move past this and what better way is there than to forgive childish transgressions?

  19. Bengals owner mike brown needs to up the offer a little.
    Reid would be a nice upgrade. The Bengals didn’t have any problems during the kneeling.

    Unfortunately… Reid visited during this lovely extended winter weather in Cincinnati.
    The lows have been the 20’s until this past night (right now…it’s about 30).

  20. Oh for Heaven’s sake – just drop all this nonsense about him taking a knee during the anthem. The anthem and flag are used by the military… not owned or created by them!

    This was a protest against the way some police forces apparently behave differently towards people of colour; a type of movement if you will; nothing more, nothing less. Those police forces too use the anthem and flag.

    Somehow it has gotten turned around by some of the public and politicians that this is solely a slap in the face of the military. It isn’t and never EVER was. No organisation has the right to the anthem and the flag more than the everyday citizen – and as players fall under that category, they were using that backdrop as a PEACEFUL, non-confrontational method of protest.

    Those players who knelt have every right to continue their career if they are able to perform to a high enough standard. Anyone who denies them that right is disrespecting that anthem and flag more than the players who knealt ever have!

    Vote this comment down, I don’t honestly care. I’m just happy to finally get all this off my chest once and for all.

  21. How about you play for free….since its all about the game…since you contributed said percentage of earnings to your cause…right?….ohh wait.

  22. He was pretty special until the string of concussions forced him to change his game which just made him ordinary at best. When you consider the league is pass heavy, an in the box safety is going the way of the Dodo and backups like Reid will find saftey salaries are pretty depressed because of this. But feel free to continue the “narrative” that he is being blackballed because he decided to bend the knee.

  23. My niners better not sign reid. He’s garbage. Can’t cover anyone on pass plays and is even worse on run plays. He lost his job last year and turned him into a lb, then flopped and got thrown around trying to find what if anything he’s good at. Let this clown sit at home and draft a safety. We already know how awful reid is. Don’t need reid destroying a good thing we have in sf. He’ll be the reason we lose games because he can’t cover anyone on passing plays. I’ll be disgusted if I see him on the niners this year. We need mature playmakers not immature sjw divas who are crying “look at me “as they disrespect our flag, soldiers, anthem and nation. I’m getting sick and tired of these morons and the nfl for being cowards and not putting their foot down.

  24. Nooooooooooooo
    We don’t want him back! He’s concussion prone and an average safety at best. We have young safeties who are cheaper and don’t have a concussion history.
    Also, don’t you find it funny that he’s now saying he’ll play on a short term deal after news came out that he would not commit to standing for the anthem during his Cincinnati visit? Hilarious. No deal from the Bengals so all of a sudden a one year deal is just fine with you?
    What a joke.

  25. “In a contract year he was willing to play out of Position to help the team”

    It was either that or ride the bench after Tartt took his job. Nothing altruistic about it.

  26. blowfishes says:

    April 11, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Oh for Heaven’s sake – just drop all this nonsense about him taking a knee during the anthem. The anthem and flag are used by the military… not owned or created by them!

    This was a protest against the way some police forces apparently behave differently towards people of colour; a type of movement if you will; nothing more, nothing less. Those police forces too use the anthem and flag.

    Somehow it has gotten turned around by some of the public and politicians that this is solely a slap in the face of the military. It isn’t and never EVER was. No organisation has the right to the anthem and the flag more than the everyday citizen – and as players fall under that category, they were using that backdrop as a PEACEFUL, non-confrontational method of protest.

    Those players who knelt have every right to continue their career if they are able to perform to a high enough standard. Anyone who denies them that right is disrespecting that anthem and flag more than the players who knealt ever have!

    Vote this comment down, I don’t honestly care. I’m just happy to finally get all this off my chest once and for all.
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    LESSON LEARNED: NEVER PROTEST AT WORK!!!!! Get that through your thick skull.

  27. LESSON LEARNED: NEVER PROTEST AT WORK!!!!! Get that through your thick skull.
    …………………………………..

    Heaven forbid anybody works for an American business where the workforce is unionized!

  28. Sorry Eric, The ship has sailed on that contract. You’re worth about half of that if you don’t take a knee and nothing if you do. Maybe you should start paying restitution for the money you cost the league last year and then someone might consider paying you.

  29. Funny how he is one of THE top Safeties on the FA market and my fellow fans are downgrading his value cause he took a knee?

    I agree that he never should’ve done that. I stopped watching all but 9er games due to my disgust of the issue that was severely overblown by the media.

    But c’mon people. He lost his job due to injury not due to lack of skill or bad play. The same thing happened to Smith and that guy has done well since he was traded to KC.

    If you don’t like him, fine. That’s your right. But please stop there. No reason to tear down a good player beyond your dislike of the player.

    Be grown ups not school kids. Unless you’re a school kid of course.

  30. Yes, he bent the knee to point to all the deaths of unarmed black males at the hands of police dept’s. Good on him for doing so, for white america isn’t doing it!

  31. Maybe he should pray on it, while kneeling down.

    I think he is almost done in the NFL. Somebody might offer him a one year deal at the Vet Minimum.

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