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Golden Nuggets: Eric Reid needs a new contract

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Your San Francisco 49ers Links for Saturday, May 28th 2016

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After listening to Eric Reid's press conference, I came away with two things: dude needs to show up big this season so we know he's not regressing and the San Francisco 49ers need to sign him sooner rather than later.

We all know last year he wasn't at his best, but who was, really? With that coaching staff, no one could bring the best out of anyone. The year before that (his sophomore season) wasn't as impressive as his rookie season, but it was at the very least solid.

Reid has been absolutely stand-up to the media and off the field, which is worth consideration. I've said we don't know any of these guys, truly, but Reid seems to have that 'it' that you want him talking to reporters and setting examples off the field, especially as a veteran. I think when you've had so many character issues with this team, you might as well offer a contract to the guy who you trust isn't going to embarrass you. He may not be elite, but he's been serviceable, and he's only going to get more expensive once a competent coaching staff puts him in a position to succeed. All Reid has to do is have a decent season and his price will be huge.

You've got the character and he's not terrible. Roll the dice and give him his money.

Let's get to the links!

Armstrong enters competition for 49ers' starting job (Maiocco)

49ers linebackers continue spring preparation (Barrows)

Rashard Robinson making his mark on 49ers with play and trash talk (Biderman)

Brooks spending early portion of OTAs rehabbing from minor ailment (Biderman)

49ers Defense To Employ 15 Man-Rotation Under Jim O’Neil (Sakamoto)

San Francisco 49ers grade out as average during offseason (ESPN)

49ers DC O’Neil on rookie CBs: ‘You love watching them on tape’ (Branch)

Where does Chip Kelly rank among NFL head coaches? (Biderman)

49ers' Armstead, Buckner 'have big plans' to dominate NFL (CSN)

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