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Former Alabama DL, Jarran Reed released from Seattle Seahawks after five seasons

Jarran Reed celebrates a play with Seahawks in 2017 season
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On Friday, another former Alabama football standout was on the move in the National Football League.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks have released Jarran Reed from the team after five seasons.

Seattle wanted to trade Reed but was unable to find suitors for him.

He was selected by the team in the second round (No. 49 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-3, 306-pound defensive tackle had 194 tackles, 22 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and six pass breakups with the Seahawks. He registered double-digit sack numbers (10.5) in 2018 and recorded 6.5 sacks last season. Before pursuing the NFL, Reed played two seasons at East Mississippi Community College and the University of Alabama. He tallied 111 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, seven pass breakups, and eight quarterback hurries in 2014 and 2015 with the Crimson Tide.

Reed helped Alabama secure two Southeastern Conference titles (2014-15) and a national championship in 2015.

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Hopefully, he finds a new home in the league.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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