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Seattle Seahawks release defensive tackle Jarran Reed

Jan 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed (90) sacks Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) during the third quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks released defensive tackle Jarran Reed on Friday.

Since the team reportedly was unable to trade Reed, it elected to part ways with him instead. The move saves the Seahawks nearly $9 million against the salary cap.

Reed saw the move coming, posting Thursday on Twitter that “It’s been real 12s. tomorrow at 1 it’s official … on to the next chapter.”

Reed, 28, has been a full-time starter since 2017, one year after the Seahawks selected him in the second round of the draft.

Reed recorded 6.5 sacks, 38 tackles and one forced fumble in 16 games last season.

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Reed collected 22.0 sacks, 194 tackles and three forced fumbles in 72 career games (63 starts) with the Seahawks.

–Field Level Media