Report: Veteran DT Caraun Reid Visits Seahawks

Though Poona Ford is expected to vault into the starting lineup, Seattle needs depth along the interior defensive line.

After losing Shamar Stephen to the Minnesota Vikings earlier this week, the Seattle Seahawks have started the process of looking for defensive line depth.

As reported by Field Yates of ESPN, the Seahawks brought former Cowboys defensive tackle Caraun Reid to town for a visit on Thursday.

Reid, a 2014 fifth-round draft pick out of Princeton, has bounced around since entering the league, spending time with the Lions, Chargers, Redskins, Colts, and Cowboys. The 27-year old defender has primarily been a reserve during his career, though he did start 12 games for Detroit back in 2015.

In five NFL seasons, the 6-foot-2, 305-pound Reid has played in 44 games, registering 46 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 10 tackles for loss. Most recently, he played in 10 games for the playoff-bound Cowboys in 2018 and played 185 total snaps, finishing with 10 tackles and three quarterback hits.

With Stephen back in Minnesota, Seattle will likely enter next season with Jarran Reed and Poona Ford as the starting defensive tackles and lacks depth behind them, increasing the need for quality reserves like Reid. Nazair Jones will be shifting to five-technique defensive end after playing in the interior his first two seasons, while recently-signed veteran Jamie Heder didn’t play last season and Quinton Jefferson started at defensive end.