The 32-year-old kicker has played for Pittsburgh and San Francisco during his 10-year NFL career.
Franchised by Pittsburgh in 2010, the Steelers released Reed after he missed seven of his first 22 attempts to begin the year.
San Francisco took a flyer on Reed later in the year, replacing an injured Joe Nedney. And Reed impressed, finishing 9 of 10 on field goals in five games. Candlestick field is considered one of the tougher places to kick in the league, so Seattle likely feels comfortable with more of a veteran dealing with the difficult kicking conditions at CenturyLink field.
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San Francisco signed veteran David Akers during free agency, leaving Reed looking for a landing spot.
Brandon Coutu recently signed with Seattle and will provide competition in camp for Reed. Because he's a fre agent, Coutu has not practiced yet, so it’s expected Seattle will release rookie undrafted free agent Wes Byrum to make room for Reed. But nothing is official.
Also, the New York Giants reportedly have rescinded their offer to defensive end Osi Umenyiora to pursue a trade, ending the potential of the 29-year-old landing in Seattle. The Seahawks were reportedly one of five teams interested in securing Umenyiora’s services.