Seahawks lose DT Reed to suspension for DV

Ross Houston
July 23, 2019

The NFL has suspended Seattle Seahawks DL Jarran Reed for the first six games of the season.

Seattle defensive lineman Jarran Reed has been suspended for six games by the National Football League for violating the personal conduct policy.

NFL Network cited an incident from "early 2017" as the cause of Reed's suspension.

The NFL has sweeping power to discipline players and others associated with the league via its personal conduct policy. Last season, the coaches were impressed with DT Poona Ford, an undrafted rookie.

Reed can take part in training camp, which begins Thursday, and play in preseason games before the suspension takes hold.

The suspension is a brutal blow to the Seahawks, who were expecting a big season from Reed.

Reed will forfeit approximately $394,000 of his almost $1.17 million salary in 2019. In 16 regular season games, Reed posted 50 tackles and 10.5 sacks.

With Frank Clark traded to Kansas City, Reed is the only returning Seahawks player who had more than 3.0 sacks a year ago.

With the Rams earning back-to-back NFC West titles over the last two seasons, there was already plenty of excitement surrounding the team's first meeting of 2019 with the Seattle Seahawks, which will take place in Week 5. He underwent sports-hernia surgery in April and missed most of the Seahawks' offseason program.

Reed was a two-year contributor at Alabama from 2014-15 after arriving as a four-star JUCO product.

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