Packers sign defensive lineman Jarran Reed

The Green Bay Packers will add a veteran pass-rusher to the defensive line of free agency.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Packers will sign defensive lineman Jarran Reed, who was in Green Bay on a visit Tuesday.

Reed, now 29, was a second-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2016. He spent five seasons with the Seahawks, counting 22 sacks and 58 quarterback hits over 72 games. He spent last season with the Kansas City Chiefs, creating 2.5 sacks and 12 quarterback hits in 17 games.

Reed has four career seasons with at least 20 pressures per. Pro Football Focus. In 2018, he had a career-high 10.5 sacks and 50 pressure as an inner rusher.

Reed, at 6-3 and 306 pounds, will team up with Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry to give the Packers a trio of inside distractions. Expect Reed to be an all down player. He has been on the field for at least 60 percent of snaps in each of his last five seasons.

In 2019, Reed was suspended for six matches for violating the league’s personal behavior policy in relation to a 2017 incident.

General manager Brian Gutekunst had the money to dive into the free agent market after swapping All-Pro receiver Davante Adams away. Since the switch, the Packers have signed cornerback Rasul Douglas, tight-end Robert Tonyan and now Reed.

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