Seahawks To Bring Back DT Jarran Reed

Big on reunions with pass rushers in recent years, the Seahawks are planning to greenlight another comeback. They intend to bring back Jarran Reed, according to’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter).

Reed, who left Seattle under unusual circumstances related to his contract two years ago, intends to rejoin the team on a two-year deal. This comes just after the Seahawks notified Quinton Jefferson, whom they brought back in 2022, he will be a cap casualty. Reed is re-signing with the Seahawks on a deal that can max out at $10.8MM, Ian Rapoport of tweets. The base value will check in lower for a player the Seahawks once extended on a two-year, $23MM deal.

A refusal to restructure his deal in 2021 led Reed to Kansas City, and he played last season in Green Bay. The Seahawks wanted to retain Reed two years ago, but the young D-tackle sought a second extension. The sides could not agree on a resolution, leading to Reed becoming an unexpected free agent. The former Seattle second-round pick will attempt to pick up where he left off with the NFC West team, which reached reunion agreements with Jefferson and Bruce Irvin last year.

Reed has remained a starter-caliber interior pass rusher in his seasons outside of Seattle, totaling 26 QB hits from 2021-22. However, his best work has come with the Seahawks. Reed, 30, registered six sacks during his 2020 Seattle 1.0 finale and earned his initial extension after totaling 10.5 in 2018.

The Seahawks are swapping out Jefferson and Shelby Harris for Reed and Dre’Mont Jones. The latter will cost $17MM per year, so Reed is joining the Jones- and Uchenna Nwosu-led pass rush as a supplemental piece. Poona Ford remains unsigned, but the Seahawks still have Al Woods and Bryan Mone under contract.

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