Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, December 29 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks nose tackle Jarran Reed continues to provide veteran leadership while producing at a high rate in his return to Seattle.
In the 2016 draft, Seattle drafted Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed 49th overall, and after a solid first two seasons, Reed broke out in 2018, recording his first double-digit sack season (10.5) while becoming the third defensive tackle in franchise history (Cortez Kennedy, John Randle) to do so. Reed's partner in backfield disruption was linebacker Frank Clark Sr., who posted a career-high 13 sacks in 2018. After five seasons in Seattle, Reed joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021 via free agency for a year, before spending time with the Green Bay Packers in 2022.
"This is home for me," said Reed. "I was drafted here, I played here for five years. I've been gone for a little bit, but now I'm back."
In October, Seattle brought Clark back to the Pacific-Northwest, after winning two championships with the Chiefs (LIV, LVII) across four seasons and two games this season with the Denver Broncos. But this time around, Reed's partner-in-chaos upfront is a second-year rising star, outside linebacker Boye Mafe, who leads Seattle with 9.0 sacks. Reed currently ranks second on the defense with 7.0 sacks, as one-of-five defensive tackles league-wide to register at least seven this year. This is the second season for Reed with five-plus sacks (6.5 in 2020) since 2018, and the third of his career. In addition to bringing down the quarterback, Reed has combined for 49 tackles, 12 quarterback hits, two passes defensed, a forced fumble and a recovery. Reed's seven tackles for loss are the most for him since recording 12 in 2018.
With two games remaining, Reed has an opportunity to record the second double-digit sack season of his career, while helping the 8-7 Seahawks secure a playoff spot in the NFC.
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Second-year Seahawks linebacker Boye Mafe needs one sack to become the first Seattle edge rusher to register double-digit sacks in a season since 2018.
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