Seahawks part ways with DT Jarran Reed

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Seahawks part ways with DT Jarran Reed


Seahawks set to part with defensive tackle Jarran Reed, as ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter). It appears that Reed himself broke the news in a since-deleted tweet.
Seattle is on the hunt for a business partner, Schefter says, but will release the 28-year-old if he fails to strike a deal. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport hears the same, and RapSheet adds that Reed was seeking a long-term deal, while the Seahawks hoped he would convert part of his 2020 salary into a signing bonus in order to lower his cap by $ 13.5 million. number (Lien Twitter). While these types of restructurings are common and generally not difficult to execute, since they guarantee the player previously unsecured money, Rapoport says the situation went to a “bad place” when Seattle did not accept a deal. extension.

Reed’s pass will create $ 8.5 million in ceiling space, although that saddles the club with a $ 5 million dead blow. Clearly, however, Seattle values ​​cap economies more than their 2016 second round at this point.

Reed had a breakout campaign in 2018, racking up 50 tackles and 10.5 sacks. But he was suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season after breaking NFL personal conduct policy, and he only managed 2.5 sacks that year. His sack tally rose to 6.5 last season, and he played a full 16-game slate, but Pro Football Focus was not up to the job. PFF ranked him 89th best inside defender out of 125 qualifiers, and he did not receive high marks for his running defense or passing ability in the run.

The Seahawks have signed Kerry Hyder several days ago and brought back Benson Mayowa, but Reed’s departure will still leave a rushed pass (despite his low PFF score). Business acquisition 2020 Carlos Dunlap is still on the market after being released by Seattle several weeks ago, so maybe the “Hawks will come back to him.” They could also ask in the first round of 2019 LJ Necklace to handle more snapshots at DT with Reed out of the picture.

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