Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, October 26 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
With linebacker Uchenna Nwosu requiring season-ending pec surgery, Seattle brought back 2015 second-round selection Frank Clark via free agency. Clark rejoins 2016 second-round selection Jarran Reed, who continues to shine for Seattle's new-look defense after returning home to the Seahawks after time away.
In March, Seattle acquired Reed via free agency as part of an overhaul of their defensive line. Reed has helped the Seahawks turn things around in the running game while also being a big part of the pass rush as they continue to climb the defensive rankings. On the ground, defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt's defense is allowing just 87.2 rushing yards per game (6th) and No. 12 league-wide in total yardage per contest (322.2), and the Seahawks have held three straight opponents under 250 yards while allowing 10 points a game over that span.
The Alabama alum has been a key contributor, tying for team-lead in sacks (4.0) through six games. Per ESPN Analytics, Reed currently ranks in the top 10 amongst all defensive tackles in pass rush wins (14), while tying for the second-highest double team rate (71%) of all interior defenders. In 2018, Reed recorded his career-high of 10.5 sacks next to Clark, who logged a milestone year in sacks of his own (13.0). In 2019, Clark was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, who he would go on to help capture two Super Bowl Championships (LIV, LVII). In 2021, Clark and Reed were reunited when Reed spent a season with Kansas City, playing 16 games. On Wednesday, Reed discussed getting his former teammate and close friend back.
"It's always good to get my good friend back," said Reed. "Our daughters grew up together. Everybody in our families, we're close. Even when I left Kansas City we stayed in contact. We've been friends for, what, eight years now. It's just beyond being a teammate. That's one of my really good friends."
As Seattle reunites with Clark after five seasons away with Kansas City and the Denver Broncos, his reunion with a red-hot Reed can prove to be pivotal for the 4-2 Seahawks' continued success in 2023.
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