Eric Reid is prepared for extra in 2019.
The Panthers security reported to coaching camp with Carolina for the primary time final week as he prepares for his second season with the staff, and Reid ought to really feel rather more snug than he did when he made his debut in October.
“Last year I came in on the bye week and had to learn the playbook in a week,” Reid stated Saturday, through the staff’s official web site.
Reid, who might be getting into his seventh season within the league, joined the Panthers after the staff was derailed by accidents and instantly turned the starter as he completed with 71 tackles, 5 passes defended and one interception in 13 video games final season.
However he is wanting to amplify his voice this yr as he continues to settle in Carolina and has already tried to tackle extra management obligations.
“I’ve seen a lot. I can anticipate certain things, I can get a feel for things,” Reid stated. “Luke (Kuechly) does it as properly. If we see one thing we predict goes to occur, we’ll alert it pre-snap and soar on it. If not, you play your method.
“But I’ve taken on that role this year, being more vocal in the secondary and making sure we’re making the right checks.”
Reid, 27, initially was chosen by the 49ers within the first spherical of the 2013 draft and spent the primary 5 years of his profession in San Francisco earlier than signing with the Panthers.
He then signed a three-year contract extension, price over $22 million, with Carolina in February.