Former Alabama DT Jarran Reed reunites with Seahawks
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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.
Reunion: The #Seahawks are finalizing a deal to bring back DT Jarran Reed on a two-year deal, per sources.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2023
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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