The Carolina Panthers announced the signing of veteran safety Reggie Smith to an undisclosed contract.
"Reggie has been on our radar since the beginning of free agency and is a player we think can come in and compete at safety," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said. "We brought him in for a visit Tuesday, and it worked out. He is another player we've added to increase the competition."
A 2008 third round pick (75th overall) out of Oklahoma by the San Francisco 49ers, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Smith has 64 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed during his four-year career.
After sitting most of his first two seasons in the NFL, Smith started seven of 16 games in 2010 and set a career-high with 42 tackles and notched his first career interception. Smith played in over 50 percent of the 49ers' defensive snaps last season, but had just 10 tackles and one interception, while adding another five tackles on special teams.