The Seattle Seahawks got some bad news on Monday. This when it was announced that defensive lineman Jarran Reed will miss the first six games of the season. He will be serving a suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Could there be even more bad Seattle Seahawks news?
The suspension stems from a 2017 incident. An issue in which Reed was investigated for assault. This after a female claimed that he attacked her. The Bellevue Police Department opened a domestic violence case against Reed. However, the case was eventually closed and no charges were filed against Jarran Reed.
Even though Reed was not arrested or charged, the NFL’s suspension has been upheld as Reed’s appeal was denied on Friday morning.
Reed’s suspension is considered a big blow to Seattle’s defense. For the reason that the team was expecting a big season from him after a breakout campaign last season. The 26-year-old finished last season with 50 tackles and 10.5 sacks in 16 games. Fans are hoping there will be no rust when he returns.
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Jarran Reed, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, dealt with a sports hernia injury last season. Also, he was still able to put up big numbers. During the offseason, he underwent surgery to fix the problem. Also, Reed was expected to be back with the team by the time training camp starts. Things have taken a turn for the worse. Seahawks fans are not likely to see their team in the Super Bowl this year.
Now that he has officially been suspended for the first six games of the season, Reed will be allowed to practice with his teammates in training camp. Also, Reed may play in the preseason. However, he will not be eligible to return to the field until the Seahawks host Earl Thomas and the Baltimore Ravens on October 20.
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The Seahawks had been planning to offer Reed a contract extension. Especially after they traded Frank Clark in the offseason. With Reed expected to miss the first six games of the regular season, the team will likely wait to see how he performs when he returns before making a decision about extending his contract. Talk about poor timing.