The Seattle Seahawks have decided to bring pass rusher Carlos Dunlap back to the roster, and in the process, they will move on from Jarran Reed. Dunlap had been released earlier this month, saving the team $14.1 million in cap space.
Reed, who had 6.5 sacks last season for Seattle, is expected to be either traded by Seattle or released. The move to get rid of Reed will save about $9 million against the Hawks’ salary cap.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that agent Drew Rosenhaus says the deal for Dunlap is two years and $16.6 million with $8.5 million guaranteed.
Dunlap came to the Hawks in a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals back in October. During his brief time with the Hawks last season, he gave the team a huge boost on their defensive line, a unit that had been lacking all season. He put up five sacks and 15 QB hits in nine games, including Seattle’s playoff loss to the rival Los Angeles Rams.
“I’d love to stay in Seattle as long as they’ll have me,” Dunlap said after the Hawks lost to the Rams in January.
“It was very clear what I was coming here to do and what my time span would be, so now it’s a conversation and I’m open and welcoming for it. You guys already know how grateful I am to be here.”
Now with his new deal, he’ll get his chance to remain impactful for the Hawks moving forward.