Reed played 10 games (eight starts) and produced 62 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions during the 2020 season. Reed was claimed off waivers from the 49ers back in August as he was recovering from a torn pectoral muscle. The third-year cornerback fully recovered and made his Seahawks debut in November. Position mates Shaquill Griffin, Tre Flowers and Quinton Dunbar all battled injuries this season, so Reed made multiple starts and ended up surpassing both Flowers and Dunbar on the depth chart before they could return from their respective injuries. Reed drew high praise from head coach Pete Carroll along the way, and he's poised to lock down a starting cornerback job with the team next season.
Reed posted six tackles (four solo), three pass breakups and an interception in Sunday's 20-15 win over the Football Team. Reed made his season debut in Week 8, and he's piled up 48 tackles, six pass breakups and two interceptions over eight games. His work in coverage is drawing attention too, as he's proven an ability to handle opponent's top pass-catching options, including Terry McLaurin. Coach Pete Carroll relayed after the game that Reed "deserves to keep playing," according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. That could mean that Reed will retain the starting outside cornerback role when Quinton Dunbar (knee) -- who may not be at 100 percent upon return -- is activated from IR, although that remains to be seen.
Reed is expected to start at outside cornerback for Sunday's game versus the Giants following news that Tre Flowers (hamstring) has been listed as doubtful, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. Reed started three games at slot corner earlier this year when Ugo Amadi was out. Amadi is back, but Quinton Dunbar (knee) is still on IR, and Flowers isn't expected to play Sunday. Reed will get his first shot on the outside as a result. He has let up 9.1 yards per target and a 77.8 completion percentage through five games. There could be some growing pains at the new position, which may be eased with Colt McCoy slated to start under center for the Giants.
Reed (foot) is active for Monday's game versus the Eagles. Reed has started in each of the past three games due to injuries to Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) and Quinton Dunbar (knee). However, Griffin will return for this game. Reed's responsibilities Monday could take a hit, although he may have proven enough to usurp Ugo Amadi for the slot corner role moving forward.
Reed (foot) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's estimated injury report, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports. Reed has until Monday night to get himself ready for a matchup against the Eagles, but a DNP on Thursday is less than encouraging. The 2018 fifth-round draft choice of San Francisco was not noted as having an injury following Seattle's 28-21 Thursday night victory over Arizona in Week 11, so his status is certainly one to be mindful of going into the weekend. Reed has started three straight games for Seattle, collecting 21 total tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass deflection over the past two weeks.
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