Carolina Panthers Cut Eric Reid

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The defensive destruction of the Carolina Panthers continues. Eric Reid’s time with the organization is at an end. The Carolina Panthers released two-time pro-bowl safety Eric Reid on Wednesday, according to Jeff Darlington.

This move continues the sweeping changes taking place in Charlotte. They have let go of numerous talented players over the last couple of days. This is a troubling development for the Panthers. They have torn down their defense since the start of the new league year and following Luke Kuechly’s retirement. Eric Reid had anchored the defense from the safety position since joining the team two seasons ago. 

In two seasons with Carolina, he recorded 201 total tackles, an interception, and forced a fumble. He did not record many turnovers in his time with the Panthers. Reid did most of his damage in the run game, where he was a great run defender.

There will not be much of a market for Reid, given his age, declining play, and likely demand for a high-end contract. The multitude of defensive losses is a troubling development in Carolina, as they continue to tear down what was once a top defense in the NFL.

Carolina Creating Holes

The Panthers are creating more and more holes on their roster and are not making appropriate moves to fill them. The loss of both James Bradberry and Eric Reid leaves two starting spots open in the secondary.

The secondary is not the only place being broken down by the Panthers. The front seven has taken a beating in free agency. These are troubling times for the Panthers defense.


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