Report: Eric Reid's Meeting With Bengals Was First Team Visit of His Free Agency

This was reportedly Eric Reid's first meeting of free agency.
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Safety Eric Reid visited with the Bengals Monday, according to the team, and Ian Rapoport of reports this is believed to be Reid's first free agent meeting with a team this offseason.

Despite being considered one of the top safeties in this year's free agent pool and a quality starter at the position, Reid remains without a team less than a month from the draft.

Last month, Reid said he believes part of the reason he is still unsigned is because he kneeled during the national anthem with former teammate Colin Kaepernick to protest police violence and racial injustice. Patriots safety Devin McCourty expressed a similar sentiment, saying he believes Reid's activism was playing a role in his free agency.

However, some reject the idea that Reid's activism is keeping him off a roster, and instead point to the slow free agent market at the position as the hold up. Kenny Vaccaro, who started 12 games for the Saints last season, and Tre Boston, who started 15 games for the Chargers in 2017, also remain unsigned.

• Eric Reid Is Still a Free Agent. He Shouldn’t Be

Reid, 26, started 12 games for the 49ers last season, getting starts at both safety positions and linebacker. In his rookie season in 2013, he earned a bid to the Pro Bowl after getting 77 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries.