Seahawks news: Seattle picks up waived 49ers DB DJ Reed from the wire
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Seahawks pick up waived 49ers DB DJ Reed from the wire

DJ Reed, Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have claimed defensive back D.J. Reed after he was placed on waivers by the San Francisco 49ers, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Reed suited up for all 16 games with the Niners last season, though he played just 12 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.

The former fifth-round pick also suffered a torn pectoral muscle and is expected to miss the entirety of the 2020 season. Seattle will likely stash Reed away as a potential depth piece in the coming years.

While Reed has nothing to offer the team this season, Seahawks fans can be excited about the state of the team’s secondary.

Seattle made a bold play to acquire first-team All-Pro safety Jamal Adams from the New York Jets last month and will rely on Adams to wreak havoc both in the secondary and in the backfield.

The Seahawks’ secondary saw marked improvement last season thanks in no small part to Shaquil Griffin, who was named to his first Pro Bowl after racking up 13 passes defended. Griffin also held opposing quarterbacks to a 57.1 completion percentage when targeting his side of the field, per Pro Football Reference.

Quinton Dunbar was also meant to play a large role opposite Griffin, though it remains to be seen whether he will be available following his arrest in May. Tre Flowers was rather underwhelming at the opposite corner, but the Seahawks will hope he can bounce back in 2020.

Regardless, the Seahawks made a win-now move by acquiring Adams and will hope Reed can give them secondary depth down the road.