Seahawks news: Devon Witherspoon, PUP list, Jarran Reed and Jonah Tavai

Day 1 of Seattle Seahawks training camp is done and we learned some new things.
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Jarran Reed might be the cure to the Seahawks nose tackle problem?

In a surprise development on the first day of training camp, Jarran Reed was playing nose tackle. The former Seahawk who was brought back this offseason after playing elsewhere for two years was expected by most 12s to come back and play one outside spot on the 3-4 base and Dre'Mont Jones would play the other. The issue would be to find a player who could be successful in the middle of Reed and Jones.

But the Seahawks appear to have had other plans. Based on what Carroll said post-practice, one of the reason for trying to bring Reed back to Seattle was his ability and willingness to play nose tackle. And the move doesn't appear to be experimental. Carroll said, "J-Reed playing nose tackle for us is crucial...He'll be great there. That really is going to be one of the key elements of building it around him."

That sounds like a long-term move to me. Reed has the size to play the spot at 6'3" and 315 pounds. He also, as we know from watching him play in the NFL for seven seasons, has the strength to play inside. Reed can also supply a bit of pass rush from the nose guard spot so that just adds another level of danger to the position. Now the question is, if Reed truly is the nose tackle moving forward, who is going to play on the other side of Reed that Jones isn't on.

Seattle did release nose tackle Jonah Tavai. Tavai went undrafted out of San Diego State this year and signed with Seattle as a free agent. The Tavai move might cement even more than Reed is a nose tackle moving forward.

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