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Former Alabama DT Jarran Reed signs with Green Bay Packers

Photo of Jarran Reed (#90) celebrating a big play for Kansas City Chiefs in 2021 season
Photo of Jarran Reed (#90) in 2021 season with Kansas City Chiefs comes via Twitter

Jarran Reed is on his third NFL team in seven seasons.

He spent 2021 with the Kansas City Chiefs and is on the move after one year. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Reed is signing to the Green Bay Packers after visiting them today. The 6-foot-3, 313-pounder totaled 43 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in 17 games with the Chiefs. He’s played in 89 games as a defensive lineman.

Reed got selected in the second round (No. 49 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

His best seasons in Seattle came in 2018 and 2020. Reed combined for 88 tackles and 17 sacks in both years.

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He brings a veteran presence and production to the Packers’ defensive line. Reed has 217 tackles, 23.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and six pass deflections in his career. Before turning pro, he played at the University of Alabama under Nick Saban from 2014 to 2015. As a junior college transfer, Reed became a fan favorite on the defensive line in Tuscaloosa.

Alabama DT Jarran Reed (#90) grabs RB Leonard Fournette in 2015 game versus LSU

Nov 8, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette (7) is grabbed by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jarran Reed (90) during the first quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

He posted 111 tackles, 11 stops for loss, two sacks, seven breakups, and eight quarterback hurries in 29 games.

Reed won two Southeastern Conference titles (2014-15) and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015.

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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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