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Former Alabama DT Jarran Reed reunites with Seahawks

Jarran Reed on the field for Seattle Seahawks in 2019 season
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A former University of Alabama defensive tackle returns to the original NFL team that drafted him.

Jarran Reed, a North Carolina native, reunites with the Seattle Seahawks. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the news Tuesday as the Seahawks have Reed back on a two-year deal. The 6-foot-3, 307-pounder was selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by Seattle. After four seasons with the Seahawks, Reed played a season with the Kansas City Chiefs (2021) and a season with the Green Bay Packers (2022). He returns to a familiar coach, Pete Carroll, and a familiar scene.

Reed attended East Mississippi Community College in 2012 and 2013 before coming to Alabama.

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He recorded 111 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, two sacks, eight quarterback hurries, and seven pass breakups in two years (2014-15) with the Crimson Tide. Reed posted 57 tackles, 4.5 stops for loss, a sack, two pass breakups, and eight quarterback hurries for Alabama in 2015. He helped the Tide to two Southeastern Conference Championships and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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