Panthers release safety Eric Reid

Eric Reid

CHARLOTTE - The Panthers have released safety Eric Reid.

Reid was signed by Carolina during the first half of the 2018 season and started 29 games at safety for the Panthers in 2018 and 2019.

Last season, Reid recorded 120 tackles and 4.0 sacks, the most tackles and sacks by a Panthers safety in a single season. He also tallied six pass deflections, seven tackles for loss and one forced fumble.

In 2018, he posted 68 tackles, one sack, one interception and five passes defensed in his 13 starts for Carolina.

A seven-year veteran, Reid was drafted by San Francisco in 2013 and played five seasons with the 49ers. He has 11 career interceptions and his 43 career pass deflections rank seventh among NFL safeties since 2013.

In an additional move, the Panthers waived offensive lineman Garrett McGhin. He saw action in two games for the Panthers last December before ending the season on injured reserve.

The veteran safety played two seasons in Carolina in 2018 and 2019.

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