Panthers sign free agent S Reggie Smith from 49ers


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers announced they've signed free agent safety Reggie Smith from the San Francisco 49ers.

Terms of the deal have been not announced.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Smith played in all 16 regular season games and both playoff games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2011. He recorded 16 tackles and one interception during the regular season. Smith also contributed on special teams with six special teams tackles during the regular season and two during the postseason.

Panthers' general manager Marty Hurney says Smith "has been on our radar since the beginning of free agency" and "is a player we think can come in and compete at safety."

Smith spent four seasons with the 49ers after being selected by the team in the third round of the 2008 draft.

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