Saturday, July 6, 2013

Eric Reid signs with 49ers

The 49ers’ first-round draft pick is officially under contract.

Eric Reid, the safety drafted No. 18 overall by the 49ers in April, announced the signing through social media. “Beyond blessed! Officially a 49ER!” Reid wrote on Twitter, with a link to an Instagram picture of him signing.

The 49ers traded their first- and third-round picks (No. 31 and No. 74) to the Cowboys to move up to No. 18 to draft Reid, who was an All-American as a junior last year at LSU. He is expected to start at free safety for the 49ers, who lost last year’s starting free safety, Dashon Goldson, to Tampa Bay in free agency.

San Francisco now has all 11 of its draft picks under contract. Reid is the 10th first-round pick in this year’s draft to sign his contract.

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