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49ers rookie Eric Reid ready for return to home state to face Drew Brees, Saints

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    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) gestures during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in San Francisco. Reid has emerged as a play-making rookie with five takeaways, and sure hopes a concussion won't sideline him for Sunday's game at the Superdome against Drew Brees and Co. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The Associated Press

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    FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) runs past cornerback Tarell Brown (25) and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) after intercepting a pass from quarterback Carson Palmer during the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco. Reid has emerged as a play-making rookie with five takeaways, and sure hopes a concussion won't sideline him for Sunday's game at the Superdome against Drew Brees and Co. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)The Associated Press

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    Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) runs past San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) to score on a 27-yard touchdown run during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Associated Press

Back in April, Eric Reid held his breath for a moment waiting to hear whether the New Orleans Saints would draft him out of LSU.

They passed, and the standout safety wound up out West with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers instead. He has emerged as a hard-hitting, playmaking rookie with five takeaways, and sure hopes a second concussion won't sideline him for Sunday's game at the Superdome against Drew Brees and Co.

Reid received 58 tickets for the game to accommodate all of the family and friends in his home state who want to see him play — a number larger than Reid expected but doable because many of his 49ers teammates didn't ask for their usual ticket allotment.

The Saints chose safety Kenny Vaccaro over Reid.

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