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Caraun Reid | Defensive Lineman | #91

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 298
College: Princeton
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 5 (158) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Chargers placed DL Caraun Reid on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.
Reid was a rotational player in San Diego's defense, playing some end in 3-4 looks and tackle in sub-packages. His loss is a blow to the Chargers' depth. Mon, Oct 24, 2016 06:08:00 PM

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Chargers claimed DT Caraun Reid off waivers from the Lions.

A 12-game starter last year, Reid is a solid player who just got caught up in the numbers game in Detroit. He is a quality addition for an improving defensive line group.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 01:03:00 PM

Lions released/waived DT Caraun Reid, C Lemuel Jeanpierre, CB Darrin Walls, CB Alex Carter, WR Quinshad Davis, LB Jayson DiManche, TE Adam Fuehne, LB Zaviar Gooden, LB Khaseem Greene, S Isaiah Johnson, WR Jay Lee, OT Luke Marquardt, DB Charles Washington and DT Gabe Wright.

Reid was a 12-game starter last season, but struggled mightily as he attempted to play through ankle issues. A 2014 fifth-rounder, he will search for practice squad work.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Lions DT Caraun Reid underwent minor ankle surgery after the season.

A high-ankle sprain suffered last August hampered Reid the rest of the season. This surgery was likely to clean up any lingering issues from that injury. Reid is expected back long before training camp. 24-year-old Reid finished his second NFL season with 29 tackles and two sacks as a 12-game starter. He would be better utilized as the Lions' No. 3 or 4 tackle in 2016.
Sat, Jan 23, 2016 01:38:00 PM

Lions DT Caraun Reid suffered a high-ankle sprain in the second preseason game.

He should be held out the rest of the preseason and should be considered questionable for Week 1. Reid was having a strong training camp and was reportedly ahead of Tyrunn Walker on the depth chart. Jermelle Cudjo could get some run with the first team if Reid's injury lingers.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Lions second-year DT Caraun Reid is pushing Tyrunn Walker for the starting job opposite Haloti Ngata.

After playing just 112 snaps as a rookie, Princeton alumnus Reid dropped 10 pounds working out with Ndamukong Suh during the offseason. That work was noticed by coach Jim Caldwell, who said Reid was "more explosive" and improved "almost in every single area." Both Reid and Walker will see snaps in the defensive tackle rotation, but it appears Reid has a real shot to start.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell has noticed improvement from second-year DT Caraun Reid.

"He’s more explosive, he’s running better," Caldwell said. "Almost in every single area, he’s improved which is good." Competing for a starting spot opposite Haloti Ngata, Reid dropped 10 pounds, going from 305 to 295. Reid played just 112 snaps as a rookie. He's competing with Tyrunn Walker.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Lions second-year DT Caraun Reid worked out with Ndamukong Suh for "several weeks" during the offseason.

A fifth-round pick out of Princeton last year, Reid has drawn praise from the coaching staff at voluntary workouts. He's even been getting some first-team reps after playing just 112 snaps as a rookie. The starting job next to Haloti Ngata is open to competition. Competing with Tyrunn Walker, Reid was one of Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris' favorite prospects last year.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Lions signed No. 158 overall pick DT Caraun Reid to a four-year contract.

Making the leap from Princeton to the NFL, Reid racked up 20.5 Ivy League sacks before solidifying his stock at the Senior Bowl and Combine. He blocked seven kicks in college, and could make an immediate impact on special teams.
Thu, May 15, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Lions selected Princeton DT Caraun Reid with the No. 158 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Reid (6-foot-2 1/8, 302) was one of Rotoworld college guru Josh Norris' favorite prospects for his ability to shed double teams in the Ivy League, and efficient use of his hands. He racked up 20.5 career sacks at Princeton, and blocked seven kicks. Reid is an athletic penetrator with 4.91 speed and an 8-foot-10 broad jump. He especially gained evaluators' respect at the Senior Bowl, showing an ability to play all over the defensive front. Reid projects as an early-career contributor, and is insurance on contract-year DT Nick Fairley.
Sat, May 10, 2014 02:52:00 PM

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