When Eric Reid was playing at LSU, he often was characterized as an "explosive hitter."The 6-foot-1, 213-pound safety held his own in the rugged Southeastern Conference, and scouts projected he'd be a physical player against the run in the NFL."He might be the (most) explosive hitter from the safety position in the 2013 draft, closing with the speed and physicality of a linebacker rather than a defensive back," read the CBS scouting report on Reid before the April draft.Now, with rookies and some veterans already in pads and practicing at the 49ers training camp in Santa Clara, Reid is showing he likes to hit.In the team's first practice in pads Monday – the full squad won't practice together until Thursday – Reid reportedly suffered a small cut across the bridge of his nose when his facemask slipped down during a hitting drill that opened up an old cut that had been suffered in high school.Reid, however, shook off the injury, telling Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group: "It doesn't bother me."What he was more eager to talk about is the start of practice and the prospect of winning a starting safety slot opposite Donte Whitner.He told Inman that getting back to hitting...