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49ers exercise fifth-year option on safety Eric Reid

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have picked up the fifth-year option of safety Eric Reid for the 2017 season.

Reid has been the starting free safety for three seasons. Reid's 2017 option includes a base salary of $5,676,000. He will make $1,561,467 in 2016 and has a cap hit of $2,698,422.

Niners general manager Trent Baalke had this to say about Reid's future at his pre-draft press conference: "If we could get something done longer, we'll look at that. We're also looking at the fifth-year option as well. I would expect him back for sure one way or another (in 2017)."

Reid was the 49ers first pick (18th overall) in the 2013 NFL draft. Reid has 238 tackles, seven interceptions, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 47 career games. A 2013 Pro Bowl selection, he was the first rookie safety in franchise history to be named to the Pro Bowl.