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Former Alabama DL, Jarran Reed headed to Kansas City Chiefs on one-year deal

Jarran Reed on the field for Seattle Seahawks in 2019 season
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Jarran Reed is back on an NFL team.

He was released from the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, but the former University of Alabama defensive lineman is headed to a team in the AFC West. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Reed will join the Kansas City Chiefs on a one-year deal.

Before getting released, he spent five seasons with the Seahawks.

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

Reed posted double-digit numbers in sacks for 2018 (10.5) and recorded 6.5 sacks last year.

He totaled 194 tackles, 22 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and six pass breakups in Seattle. The 6-foot-3, 306-pounder was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Seahawks. He was a two-time Southeastern Conference champion (2014-15) and a College Football Playoff National Champion in 2015 at Alabama.

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