After the announcement that the Seattle Seahawks will be bringing back Carlos Dunlap this season, it leaves Jarran Reed as the odd man out up front. The Seahawks' big man has a cap hit of $13.5 million this season, but only carries a $5 million dead cap if cut. And Seattle reportedly plans to save money by releasing or trading the 28-year-old.
Still, Reed should have no trouble finding a new home. Whether it's via trade or free agency, here are the three most likely destinations for the DT.
3. Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans picked up a former Seahawk last offseason to improve their pass rush. That was Jadeveon Clowney, and it failed. But they could try again with Reed. Last season, Reed totaled 22 pressures, 14 QB hits and 6.5 sacks. This is too valuable to pass up for the Titans, who could still stand to improve their pass-rushing unit even after adding Bud Dupree.
2. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals let Carl Lawson walk and released Geno Atkins. While they did sign Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati still needs more help up front. Yes, the offensive line is clearly the larger issue, but the defensive line is a problem as well, especially playing in the AFC North. The Bengals have money to spend and Reed would be a good replacement for Atkins.
1. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos let Jurrell Casey go and Reed would be a really solid replacement. The Broncos have the most cap space available, per Spotrac. They pride themselves on their defense and this move makes too much sense. Facing Patrick Mahomes, a re-built Los Angeles Chargers offensive line and a shuffling Las Vegas Raiders offensive line, having a strong defensive front can be the Broncos' key to competing in the division.
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