The NFL rumors surrounding where safety Eric Reid will play in 2018 continue to swirl. The demand for Reid seems relatively low, but that's not because of his play on the field, the market for safeties has been strange this offseason. Reid is 26 years old and coming off a season where he played 13 games for the San Francisco 49ers. There are still a ton of safeties available on the free agent market, but Reid remains as one of the best. Here are five teams that could sign Reid this offseason:
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5.) Cleveland Browns
Cleveland's defense played much better than expected this 2017, but they lack talent in the secondary. Since veteran cornerback Joe Haden was released, the Browns have been lacking depth at corner, which will put extra emphasis on the safeties. If the Browns can improve their secondary and allow last year's first overall pick Myles Garret to get after the quarterback, the Browns might actually win a game. The Browns didn't add a safety in the draft and could still use a player like like Reid in 2018.
4.) Dallas Cowboys
The rumors around the Cowboys being a potential landing spot for Seahawks safety Earl Thomas seems to grow larger every day. If the Cowboys are unable to land a player like Thomas, perhaps they turn their attention to a guy like Reid. The Cowboys have shown in the past that they are willing to take players with character concerns.
3.) Carolina Panthers
The secondary has been the biggest weakness of Carolina's defense each of the last two years, and while James Bradberry continues to look like a solid corner (despite taking a step back this year), they need upgrades pretty much everywhere else. Remember, this defense was at their best when they had Josh Norman and a secondary they could leave in one-on-one coverages. The Panthers did try and add talent in the draft selecting former Tennessee safety Rashaan Gaulden.
2.) Buffalo Bills
The Bills lost some talent in their secondary this offseason and need to add some talent even after the NFL Draft. The Bills didn't add any safeties in the 2018 NFL Draft and didn't address the secondary until the 4th year in the NFL Draft.
1.) Denver Broncos
The Broncos have two undrafted players starting at safety, which isn't ideal for any defense, especially the "no-fly zone." Even after trading for Su'a Cravens, Reid would bring toughness back to a Denver defense that desperately lacked it last season. The Broncos didn't draft a safety in the 2018 NFL Draft either.
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