The neck injury sustained by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Kalan Reed earlier this month will likely end his NFL career, the player’s agent told NFL Media.
Reed injured his third and fourth vertebrae during the Aug. 18 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings and was placed on injured reserve this week.
The 25-year-old experienced numbness after the injury and attempting to play again would put him at serious risk, agent Harold Lewis told Ian Rapoport on Thursday.
A seventh-round draft pick by Tennessee in 2016, Reed played in seven games in two seasons with the Titans and registered three tackles.
He spent the 2018 season on the practice squad with the Seahawks, who re-signed him to a one-year, $645,000 contract in April.