On his draft night Jarran Reed showed how excited he was the Seahawks picked him. He unleashed a genuine, fist-pumping, face-clowning celebration on stage and national television between commissioner Roger Goodell and former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander at the league’s event in Chicago.
Thursday, the defensive tackle from Alabama showed his new team how excited he was to get right to work.
Seattle’s second-round choice agreed to terms with the Seahawks on his rookie contract, according to Reed’s agents.
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The deal comes a day before the team’s rookie minicamp begins in Renton and runs through this weekend.
Yes, the league’s collective bargaining agreement has since 2011 essentially slotted rookie deals from the first round on down. Yet Reed’s deal is symbolic. As the first Seahawks’ draft choice to agree to terms Reed is showing he isn’t messing around in getting to work in his quest to fill the run-stopping role in the middle of Seattle’s top-ranked defense that Brandon Mebane had for nine seasons. Mebane left in free agency to San Diego in March, necessitating the Seahawks picking what it felt was a first-round talent last week.