The 49ers gambled.
The Seattle Seahawks won the championship.
The 49ers decided to abandon the defense of DJ Reed at the beginning of the training camp in August. It was a month later that his breastplate was torn, leaving him in a state of retirement for half of the regular season.
Haiying asked Reed to waive the exemption.
On Sunday, the 49ers will face Reid for the second time this season and remind him of his escaped players.
“DJ makes us tired of losing,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told the Seattle area media on Wednesday.
Reid made his debut for the Seahawks in the eighth week against the 49ers. His interception of Jimmy Gallopolo had an immediate impact and contributed to the 37-27 victory of the Seahawks.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knew about Reed three times from Reed̵
Carol said: “John thinks our child does have something special and realizes that there is an opportunity to ask him, so we went to him.”
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Shanahan said that the 49ers felt as if they could not keep the Reid team because they already had all the players who could not perform at the opening ceremony of the training camp.
Shanahan said: “At the time, we had an unprecedented number of PUP players. Our roster rules and the number of people that must be reduced are even greater. We don’t know if he will be able to come back this year. There are many decisions.
“We hope we won’t lose him. Obviously, Seattle took him away, so they got a great player. As a person and a player, he is a person I like very much. I hope we should come back long ago. “
Reed is a super versatile member of the 49ers defensive backcourt, with the ability to play nickels, bend over and be safe. But he never worked hard to assume a full-time starting role.
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Soon he won a new job with the Seahawks. His most recent role was the team’s right back.
“He immediately showed his stuff,” Carroll said. “We hope he can become a nickel mine, even a safety corner or a corner kick. We are not sure. We have seen him play these roles, but We are not sure how he will fit.
“But once we brought him to the court, we fell in love with him, his nature and super fast agility. It’s just that his style and consciousness are really obvious, so he jumped up. We moved him to the corner. Because of our needs, his performance is outstanding, and he insists on his work.”
Reid works with his new team.
In his nine games with the Seahawks tied to the playoffs, he scored 81 tackles, eight defenses and two interceptions, the latter winning the NFC Western Conference last week.