Seahawks DT Jarran Reed back in Seattle, ‘This is home for me’

Defensive lineman Jarran Reed is back home in Seattle after the Seahawks signed him to a two-year deal on Thursday. Reed was originally selected by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft.

General manager John Schneider was asked about the move during his weekly radio show on Seattle Sports 710 am.

“Having drafted somebody like that, you’re always loving the guy up,” Schneider said. “We didn’t want him to go. We had to make a business decision, he had to respond. He decided to go to Kansas City, that’s his prerogative. He went to KC, then he was in Green Bay, he started 14 games this past year, played great. It’s one of those deals where you have that relationship . . .  he knows everybody. So our culture really attracted him. Could he have gone somewhere else for more money? Absolutely. Did he want to come back here and be part of a special thing we’re building right now to help us get over the top? Yeah.”

Now two years later, Reed is home in the Emerald City where he started his career.

“This is home for me,” Reed said Thursday via the Seahawks website. “I was drafted here, I played here for five years. I’ve been gone for a little bit, but now I’m back.”


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