Seahawks reportedly visit with free-agent TE Jordan Reed
At the same time new Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen was on the air with 710 ESPN Seattle’s John Clayton on Thursday, news came across that the Seahawks may be looking to bring in another veteran tight end.
Jordan Reed, a one-time Pro Bowler with Washington, visited with the Seahawks on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Former Washington TE Jordan Reed is visiting the Seahawks today, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2020
Reed has spent his entire seven-year career with Washington. He was a third-round selection by the team out of Florida in 2013.
There are significant injury concerns with Reed, who has never played more than 14 games in a season, has missed four games or more in all but one year as a pro, and sat out the entire 2019 season after he suffered a concussion in Washington’s third preseason game. In fact, Reed remains in concussion protocol now nearly seven months after the helmet-to-helmet hit that resulted in the injury.
Washington released Reed last month.
Concussions have been a recurring issue for Reed, who has had seven documented since the start of his college career. He’s been an exciting option in the passing game when healthy during his NFL career, however. In 2018, he made 54 receptions in 13 games for 558 yards and two touchdowns. His best season was 2015 when he had 952 yards and 11 TDs on 87 receptions. He made the Pro Bowl in 2016 when he caught 66 passes for 686 yards and six scores.
In reacting to the report after his interview with Olsen, Clayton said if the Seahawks did decide to sign Reed, it would likely be for a league-minimum salary. He added that Seattle would likely be weighing Reed against the possibility of re-signing Luke Willson, another veteran they could employ as depth at tight end on a league-minimum deal.
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