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He’s back: Jarran Reed’s suspension is over

Kansas City Chiefs v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Over the first six weeks of the season the Seattle Seahawks have clawed their way to a 5-1 record that is good for second place in the NFC West behind the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. Though the team is winning, the defensive line, an in particular the pass rush, have been questionable at times, culminating with a performance on Sunday that registered zero official quarterback hits on Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.

However, the Hawks defensive line is set to get a big infusion this week.

Reed, of course, was suspended six games under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy for a domestic incident that took place in the wee hours of the morning on Day 1 of the 2017 NFL draft. While he was never prosecuted for the allegations leveled against him, just as the NFL has done in other instances where no charges were filed, such as with Josh Brown while he was a kicker for the New York Giants and also with Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Reed should be able to step in and provide immediate help for both the run defense and the pass rush. With Seattle set to be locked into what appears to be a tight race for the division, they’re certainly likely to see Reed returning, especially with the Baltimore Ravens on tap for Week 7.