SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks opened NFL free agency Monday by agreeing to a two year contract with defensive tackle Jarran Reed.
The two-year deal is worth $23 million, according to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Reed was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft after starring at the University of Alabama.
In four seasons with the Seahawks, Reed has played in 56 games and has 15.5 sacks.
Coming off a breakout season in 2018 when he recorded 10.5 sacks, Reed missed the first six games of the 2019 season due to a suspension and finished the season with only two sacks.
“He missed six games, he could have had five or six sacks anyway, easily. We’d love to have him back with us, with the expectation that (his 2018 production) is within his reach," head coach Pete Carroll said, via the team’s website, at the NFL combine.
The Seahawks also reportedly agreed to a deal with veteran tight end Luke Willson.
The team has not yet announced the signing, but Willson confirmed the reports with a series of tweets late Monday.
Willson was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft out of Rice University. Willson remained with the Seahawks through the 2017 season before signing a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions.
Last offseason, Willson signed with the then Oakland Raiders, but was released at the end of training camp. He returned to the Seahawks in September after the team traded Nick Vannett to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished the season with eight catches for 79 yards in eight games.
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