Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Carolina Panthers have signed safety Eric Reid. Carolina announced the one-year deal on Thursday.
"Eric has been a starting safety in the NFL and has played at a high level throughout his career," general manager Marty Hurney said. "After we put [safety] Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve, Ron [Rivera] and I discussed our options, and Eric was at the top of our list. He is a physical safety with good ball skills and play-making ability."