49ers Move Eric Reid To Linebacker
The San Francisco 49ers have moved safety Eric Reid to linebacker after experimenting with the position switch last Sunday.
The 49ers approached Reid about a conversion to linebacker after they released NaVorro Bowman. Reid, who accepted the switch, asked the organization about the long-term plan for him in San Francisco, as this is his contract year, but was not given an answer, according to Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group.
“I asked them explicitly, ‘Can you at least tell me if I’m going to be here next year to play this position?’ They told me no,” Reid said, according to Inman. “Right now I just trust the film I have at safety is good enough to enter free agency with, and now I’ll get some film at linebacker, as well.
Jaquiski Tartt, who took Reid’s safety job, will pair with Jimmie Ward in the 49ers defensive backfield from here on out.
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