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Seahawks Cornerback's Injury Reportedly Might Be Career Ending

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SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 24: General view of Qwest Field from the endzone during the NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants on September 24, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won 42-30. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Unfortunately for 25-year-old cornerback Kalan Reed, his regular season has ended before it even started. On Thursday, the Seattle Seahawks announced that he'll be placed on IR.

Reed suffered a neck injury that affects his third and fourth vertebrae. It has led to numbing this preseason, which means he's at serious risk if he continues to play.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Reed has likely suffered a career-ending injury.

This is a crushing blow for Reed, who was hoping to make an impact for the Seahawks this year.

Seattle signed Reed to its practice squad back in October of 2018. It only took a month for him to be promoted to the main roster.

In the event that his neck injury ends his career, it'll cut his time in the NFL down to just three seasons.

Reed was the last pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, making him the 43rd Mr. Irrelevant in league history.

Tennessee kept Reed for two seasons before deciding to part ways. Prior to his stint in Seattle, the former Souther Miss cornerback suffered a broken foot.

Even though it's a tough break for Reed and the Seahawks, the team's starting secondary won't be affected by this injury.

Seattle hosts Cincinnati in Week 1 of the regular season.