It looks as though San Francisco’s free safety Eric Reid may play this Sunday’s game after all, as long as everything continues according to plan.
After taking a shot to the head in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, 49ers safety Eric Reid was taken out of the game for reasons relating to a concussion. So far he has not suffer any lasting effects due to that concussion, and earlier today he said he has passed the initial baseline tests.
“I went to the doctor yesterday and they said all my post-concussion tests were good – passed all my baseline tests, so I think I have to go back and get released for Sunday, but I should be fine,” Reid said.
Although he has passed the first test, he still must take part in a contact simulation. According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the tests usually occur on Friday or Saturday. Reid himself said he was unsure when the test would occur. If everything goes well there, he would be clear to play on Sunday.
So far this season the rookie has excelled at the free safety position. Many wondered whether he would be able to play well in the shadow of former safety Dashon Goldson. In fact, it has been quite the opposite, and many seem to think Reid is already better in coverage than Goldson ever was. Reid already has two interceptions in his first two games as a 49er.
That does not take away from his physical play either, and has not shied away from laying the lumber on receivers going over the middle. Adding to his physical play is his ability to make tackles; nine in fact, in his first two games.