Eric Reid scheduled to visit Titans on Friday

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After announcing that safety Johnathan Cyprien would miss the entire season with a torn ACL, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said the team would reach out to free agent Eric Reid‘s agent about setting up a visit.

That call apparently went well. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Reid will visit the Titans on Friday as part of their search for a player to help replace Cyprien in the lineup.

Reid’s market has been silent outside of a visit with the Bengals in April that reportedly involved asking Reid to say he would not kneel during the national anthem as he did the last two years. Reid didn’t sign with the Bengals and later filed a collusion grievance against the NFL.

Reid had 67 tackles and two interceptions for the 49ers last season. He played in 70 games over five seasons with the Niners before becoming a free agent this offseason.

Kenny Vaccaro, Mike Mitchell and Lardarius Webb are also heading to Tennessee to meet with the Titans.

21 responses to “Eric Reid scheduled to visit Titans on Friday

  1. Ownership would never sign him. They’ve been clear about how they feel about people who care about causes other than football. Its just a smokescreen. To cover their bases and say “We looked at him but decided another route” I promise you.

  2. I’d sign a good player even if he kneeled during the anthem, as long as he was a decent person and good teammate along with his skill set. And I love my country as much as any human being on planet earth.

  3. Webb doesn’t fit the mold and is clearly done. Mitchell has been terrible for a while now and is almost as old as Webb, but he’s the most similar player stylistically to Cyprien and is probably only seeking a short term deal. Vaccaro isn’t really a safety and if he hasn’t put it together yet it seems unlikely he ever will.

    Reid obviously is the best football player of the group and would be a major upgrade over even a healthy Cyprien or anybody else on the Titans roster (Lewis, etc…). But the question is, are they truly interested or is it just a smokeshow? And would an accomplished 26 year old vet who’s a first time free agent agree to a what’s likely to be a one-year rental deal with all of the other considerations involved?

    FWIW, the Titan’s and their 25th ranked pass defense are still approx $32m under the cap.

  4. Makes sense. This was always the point in the offseason where circumstances such as these were going to get him a job. He is a decent player so he will get a decent deal at the right time. He was unrealistic in his expectation that teams teams would in a max contract bidfing war right out the gate as he became available. Sometimes it really is that simple.

  5. vaphinfan says:
    August 2, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Poison or cancer. Pick your verb

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    I don’t mean to be that guy, but…you mean pick your noun?

  6. playedthegame32 says:
    August 2, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    Ownership would never sign him. They’ve been clear about how they feel about people who care about causes other than football. Its just a smokescreen. To cover their bases and say “We looked at him but decided another route” I promise you
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    Not sure where your info comes from. AAS has never said anything close to what you claim publicly.

  7. I don’t think Reid has read the safety market very well this off season. He has over valued himself and the market for safeties has been soft at best. The truth is he should take whatever contract is offered and shut the heck up!

  8. “I just want to watch Football”

    Then what do you care what the person does outside of the opening kickoff and the end of duration?

    I support the kneeling but I didn’t see a single player kneeling last year because I am not tuned in during that time

    Nobody is stopping you from enjoying the game politics free. You are choosing to incorporate it.

  9. If the Titans sign him, my new favorite teams will be all 16 teams that they play during the regular season including the four teams they play in preseason.

  10. simplec72 says:
    August 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    If they sign him then was there ever collusion?

    Yes…

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