Chiefs To Sign Jarran Reed

The Chiefs continue to bolster their trenches. They’ve made significant changes to their offensive line this offseason, and now they’re adding to the defensive line by signing defensive tackle Jarran Reed.

Kansas City is expected to add Reed, a source first told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The signing was soon confirmed by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who reported that it’s a one-year deal (Twitter link). The short-term pact is worth up to $7MM for the 2021 season with $5MM being guaranteed, Rapoport noted in a follow-up tweet.

As many were quick to point out, this will reunite Reed with former Seahawks teammate Frank Clark, who Reed had a career year next to in 2018. Reed was cut by Seattle on Friday, and it didn’t take him very long to find a new team. Reed had signed a two-year, $23MM extension with the Seahawks around this time last year, but made it just one season into that pact.

The 28-year-old was drafted in the second round by Seattle back in 2016. The Alabama product started all 16 games last season, finishing with 38 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. In that aforementioned career year in 2018, he had a whopping 10.5 sacks as an interior lineman.

With Reed, Clark, and Chris Jones, the Chiefs will now have a very talented defensive front. They already had all the skill position talent you could ask for, and GM Brett Veach has been very aggressive at adding the big boys up front this offseason.

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  1. M Haworth

    Reed wouldn’t restructure his bonus to help the Seahawks cap because he wanted a multi year deal. Then he takes KC for $5M guaranteed which is more than half what he would’ve got from the Seahawks. Hmmmm

    • xcfan

      Maximizing his guaranteed $ for this year and he will cash in again next year when the cap goes up. Makes sense to me.

      • Chester Copperpot

        He maximized his guaranteed $ for this year by signing for less than the Seahawks were going to pay him? He was always set to hit FA next year, under either deal.

        This reeks of a poor financial decision on Jarran Reed’s part.

        • xcfan

          Seahawks weren’t going to pay him. So, this is excellent planning by Reed.

          • Chester Copperpot

            Hawks wanted to restructure to move salary to signing bonus money. He would’ve made more with the Hawks than this 1 yr deal with the Chiefs. He’s a good player, but made a poor financial decision.

            • xcfan

              Restructuring means less $ this year and stretches guaranteed money out so it is less than what Reed is going to get in subsequent years. Great financial decision.

              • Chester Copperpot

                Straight from Rapoport:
                “For Jarran Reed and the #Chiefs, it’s a 1-year deal worth up to $7M with $5M guaranteed, source said. Very nice in this market, with a chance to cash in next year. Had it been about the money, he would’ve stayed in Seattle.”

                It’s not even debatable. Reed made a bad financial decision. He’s a good player, but geez dude, he’s making less money any way you slice it.

    • Yep it is

      He wanted to win is why he took the Chiefs offers. Seattle is a train wreck waiting to happen.

      • Gk_holiday

        Seattle is in pretty good shape. They’ve had a really good off season. People keep saying they’re slippin for at least 5 years now. Consistantly make the playoffs and always NFC West contenders. Don’t sleep of them guys dude.

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