Seahawks CB Kalan Reed’s career likely over due to neck injury

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The Seahawks placed cornerback Kalan Reed on injured reserve with a neck injury this week and it appears the injury did more than end his season.

Reed’s agent Harold Lewis told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that the injury is likely a career-ending one for Reed. He injured his third and fourth vertebrae in Seattle’s preseason game against the Vikings earlier this month.

Reed experienced numbing after the injury and the feeling is that attempting to play again would come with too much risk.

Reed was a 2016 seventh-round pick by the Titans. He played in seven games over two seasons in Tennessee and made three tackles. He signed to Seattle’s practice squad last year and was promoted to the active roster in November, but did not make any game appearances for the Seahawks.

7 responses to “Seahawks CB Kalan Reed’s career likely over due to neck injury

  1. It’s hard to tell a kid of his age to look on the bright side, but that’s the best hand you have at this point. Stay close to football, or pursue other interests, try to be happy that you had time on the field and got to walk-away.

  2. Ricardo Lockette, Kam Chancellor, and Cliff Avril all had to retire due to neck injuries. What a coincidence, or is it too much of a coincidence. May be it is improper tackling technique due to coaching.

  3. No Seattle player on the offensive side has had to retire due to neck injury. Ricardo Lockette hurt his neck when he was playing defense on special team. So they are getting those neck injuries by tackling people, unlike Darryl Stingley, a WR for the Patriots, who was injured when he was tackled by the Raiders in a preseason game.

  4. californianewton says:
    August 29, 2019 at 7:24 pm
    No Seattle player on the offensive side has had to retire due to neck injury…

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    You may not remember Dave Sims. Retired in 1979 with neck injury. The best back Seattle ever had at the time, and for sometime after as well. Good guy too.

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