Seattle Seahawks Preparing To Sign Jordan Reed?
Are the Seattle Seahawks preparing to sign Jordan Reed? The veteran tight end might have just found his new home.
Reed, a former Pro Bowler, was released by the Washington Redskins just a few weeks ago.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, he is now in talks with the Seahawks and visited with the team on Thursday.
Up until now, Reed had spent the entirety of his seven-year career with the Redskins. The team took him originally in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Former Washington TE Jordan Reed is visiting the Seahawks today, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2020
The former Florida product has always been immensely talented, but injuries are a big worry wit him.
To date, he has not played more than 14 games in a year in any of his NFL seasons. Moreover, he had missed four or more outings in all but one campaign.
To top it all off, Reed also missed the entire 2019 season after falling victim to a concussion in the Redskins’ third preseason game.
Interestingly enough, Reed has yet to be removed from concussion protocol even seven months out from the injury occurring.
Since the beginning of his collegiate career, Reed has experienced seven concussions. There is a very good chance there are also some undocumented ones that the general public does not know about.
Are the Seahawks willing to roll the dice on someone with that sort of history? Maybe.
In 2018, Reed amassed 54 catches for 558 yards and two scores over the course of 13 outings. His career peak to date, however, came in 2015. That season he recorded 952 yards and 11 touchdowns on 87 catches.
One season later, in 2016, he made the Pro Bowl and recorded 66 receptions for 686 yards and six touchdowns.
If the Seahawks ultimately do sign Reed, which version of him will the team end up getting? That is the million dollar question.