Jarran Reed agrees to one-year deal with Chiefs

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The Chiefs bolstered their defense Sunday, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with defensive tackle Jarran Reed, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

The contract is worth up to $7 million with $5 million guaranteed.

Reed, whom the Seahawks cut Friday, reunites with Frank Clark on the Chiefs defensive line.

Reed, a second-round choice in 2016, has appeared in 72 games in five seasons, starting 63.

He served a six-game suspension in 2019 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, and he finished that season with two sacks and 27 tackles. In 2020, Reed made 6.5 sacks, 38 tackles, five tackles for loss and 14 quarterback hits in starting all 16 games.

Reed, 28, has 19 sacks the past three seasons.

14 responses to “Jarran Reed agrees to one-year deal with Chiefs

  1. Reed would not have signed with KC, unless Clark told him it was a great environment under Reid. Meanwhile Pete Carroll can only hold together a few veterans.

  2. Obviously, taking a pay-cut wasn’t something he wanted to do. He ultimately did so, and it was less than the Seahawks had previously reportedly offered. He didn’t get a long term contract which is what he also insisted the Seahawks do if they were going to keep him.

    Bummed. He was drafted and developed by Seattle. He obviously was miffed that they didn’t prioritize him over some of the other player’s they dealt with. Too bad. Hopefully, no bridges were destroyed so perhaps his career path intersects with the Seahawks down the road.

  3. Not a bad signing at that number. Don’t expect much if he’s counted on as more than a JAG, complementary role is his sweet spot.

  4. He and Frank were really good friends when they played in Seattle. I’m guessing that and the allure of super bowl FA get paid is probably why he went there.

  5. SEA let Clark go because Reed was going to be his younger, cheaper, replacement. Now KC has them both.

    No wonder Wilson wants out.

  6. Chris Jones goes outside to DE to try an impersonation of Reggie White, Chiefs draft a developmental rookie DE mid-draft, and trade up for an OT, and sign Okung as a one-year bridge/insurance policy. Really nice move with signing Reed.

  7. Reed gave up a bunch of money when he wouldn’t agree to a re-structured deal with the Seahawks, but maybe he just doesn’t want to play for Pete Carroll.

  8. Might be a reflection on Ken Norton jr….our defense is becoming the development league for the Chiefs…not acceptable…c’mon Schneider do something.

  9. SEA let Clark go because Reed was going to be his younger, cheaper, replacement. Now KC has them both.
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    They traded Clark, for a first rounder.

    They chose Dunlap over Reed, and it was the right choice.

    Reed isn’t Warren Sapp. He’s not even Michael Bennett. This is not a big loss for Seattle.

  10. Reed gave up a bunch of money when he wouldn’t agree to a re-structured deal with the Seahawks, but maybe he just doesn’t want to play for Pete Carroll.
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    One of the beat writers said Reed was willing to lower his $$ amount for 2021, but he wanted years added to his deal.

    I totally understand why he wouldn’t take less, without guarantees on teh back end.

    Bottom line, Seattle valued Dunlap more. Its just that simple.

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