After the announcement that the Seattle Seahawks will be bringing back Carlos Dunlap for this season, it leaves Jarran Reed as the odd man out up front. The Seahawks big man has a cap hit of $13.5 million this season, but only a $5 million dead cap if cut. This means the Seahawks have two scenarios. They could trade Reed for a mid-to-late pick, or cut their losses and release him.
Either way, Reed will be finding a new home sooner rather than later. Whether it’s via trade or NFL Free Agency. These are three possible Jarran Reed destinations.
Possible Jarran Reed Destinations
The Tennessee Titans picked up a former Seahawk last offseason to improve their pass rush. That was Jadeveon Clowney, and it failed. They could try again with Reed. Last season, Reed totaled 41 pressures, 10 QB hits and 11 sacks. This is too valuable to pass up for Tennessee, who desperately needed a pass rush last season.
The Cincinnati Bengals saw Carl Lawson walk and they released Geno Atkins. While they did sign Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati still needs more help up front. While, yes, the offensive line is clearly the larger issue, the defensive line is also a need, especially playing in the AFC North. The Bengals have money to spend and Reed would be a good fit.
The Denver Broncos have done close to nothing in free agency thus far. However, they did let Jurrell Casey go and they still have a number of players from last season that haven’t been signed back. The Broncos have the most cap space available, they pride themselves on their defense and this move makes too much sense. Facing Patrick Mahomes, a re-built Los Angeles Chargers offensive line and a shuffling Las Vegas Raiders offensive line, having a strong defensive front can be the Broncos’ key to competing in the division.