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Ed Reed | Defensive Back

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/11/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
College: Miami (FL)
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ESPN New York doesn't believe free agent S Ed Reed figures into the Jets' immediate plans.
The Jets have four safeties under contract, including starters Antonio Allen and Dawan Landry. Beat writer Rich Cimini thinks Reed would simply be a fallback option should the Jets suffer any in-season injuries. Reed has lost many steps and was a weekly burn victim in coverage last season. He's our No. 29 free-agent safety. Feb 14 - 11:50 AM

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Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Impending free agent Ed Reed said he wants to play one more season.

Reed added that he'd especially like to play for the Jets, which is no surprise considering old pal Rex Ryan might be the only one willing to give him a job. Reed, who has lost a step or four, was dumped by the Ravens and Texans in the last year before latching on with the Jets and settling in as a sub package player behind Antonio Allen. The future Hall of Famer will turn 36 years old in September.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 01:32:00 PM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Ed Reed only played in sub packages during Sunday's Week 16 win over the Browns.

Finally, coach Rex Ryan didn't let his infatuation with Reed overtake what's best for his team. Antonio Allen started and Reed exclusively played on passing downs, leading to 30-of-65 snaps. It's too little too late as the washed up future Hall of Famer had played on 85 percent of the snaps in the previous five games, but at least Rex had the guts to make the switch.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 08:22:00 AM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Ed Reed says he'd like to play two more years beyond 2013.

As ESPN's Jamison Hensley points out, that's amusing, as Reed was constantly "contemplating retirement" when he was in his prime. Reed's play has sunk to depressing depths this season, so there's no guarantee he'll find a taker for 2014. The way he handled his hip injury and time in Houston won't help.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 03:36:00 PM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Coach Rex Ryan said Ed Reed will continue to start for the Jets.

Reed has played virtually every snap at free safety for the Jets since signing three weeks ago. During that span, E.J. Manuel, Joe Flacco and Ryan Tannehill have combined to go 65-of-97 (67.0 percent) for 849 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. The Jets have lost all three games. "I think Ed gives us the best shot," the ever-loyal Ryan said.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 09:41:00 AM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Coach Rex Ryan insisted that the 66-yard touchdown bomb from Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones Sunday was not Ed Reed's fault.

The Jets are getting absolutely torched over the top on a weekly basis, and bringing in a 35-year-old Reed that can no longer run predictably isn't helping -- no matter what Rex says. Since Reed signed two weeks ago, E.J. Manuel and Joe Flacco have combined to go 37-of-54 (68.5 percent) for 518 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Mike Wallace is going to be open all day long in Week 13.
Source: Newsday
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 10:31:00 AM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Making his Jets debut Sunday, Ed Reed played on 61-of-69 defensive snaps.

The Jets secondary was shredded by E.J. Manuel, who went 20-of-28 for 245 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. It wasn't all Reed's fault of course, but his presence certainly didn't help the secondary. The Ravens and Texans gave up on the future Hall of Famer because he can't run anymore and Sunday's debut won't do anything to squash that notion. Former starter Antonio Allen played just four snaps.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 09:20:00 AM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

The Jets announced ahead of Sunday's game at Buffalo that Ed Reed will start at free safety.

They've already demoted Antonio Allen and kicked Dawan Landry over to his more natural strong safety position. Facing a Bills offense quarterbacked by E.J. Manuel and without both of its starting wide receivers, Reed isn't a bad bet for an interception in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 11:41:00 AM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

New Jets S Ed Reed will be active for Sunday's game against the Bills, but will come off the bench.

It's quite possible Reed will remain No. 3 on the depth chart going forward, but he could push Antonio Allen if he improves on his poor play from Houston. That might not be possible for a player in steep decline, however. Reed's main contributions to the Jets are likely to be his leadership and intangibles. He's a shell of his former self on the field.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 02:42:00 PM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Jets agreed to terms with S Ed Reed.

Rex Ryan was the Ravens defensive coordinator from 2005-08 and hasn't been shy about lavishing Reed with praise ever since he left. However, Rex isn't getting the guy he knows from their Baltimore days. Reed is 35 years old, coming off hip surgery and was demoted to third string in Houston despite $6 million guaranteed in his contract. Still, the Jets are getting one of the game's premier leaders and a future Hall of Famer for pennies. Reed, who is expected to play against Buffalo this week, should at least be able to bolster the secondary by rotating with struggling Antonio Allen and allowing Dawan Landry to play some strong safety. It's a low-risk move for the 5-4 Jets.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:23:00 AM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports the Jets are "indeed" showing interest in free agent FS Ed Reed.

The connection is obvious because Reed played under Rex Ryan for so many years in Baltimore, when Rex was the Ravens' defensive coordinator. The two are known to have a mutual admiration. Rumors earlier in the day had Jets GM John Idzik averse to a Rex-Reed reunion, but perhaps Idzik has softened his stance. FS Dawan Landry has played well this year, but is best suited to play strong safety and SS Antonio Allen has struggled, particularly in coverage. Signing Reed to play center field could allow the Jets to kick Landry back to his natural strong safety position.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 09:01:00 PM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Ed Reed went unclaimed on waivers and is now a free agent.

As expected. Any claiming team would've been on the hook for $412,000, plus $62,500 for each game Reed was active. Coach Rex Ryan expressed some interest in bringing Reed to the Jets. He discussed the matter with GM John Idzik. Jets beat writers got the sense Ryan was in, while Idzik wasn't on board.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 04:19:00 PM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

The Texans reportedly thought Ed Reed lost his speed following an April 30 hip scope.

A slow safety is a safety without a job. Reed, now 35 years old, was also battling knee issues as he sunk to the third string with the Texans. They got 14 unassisted tackles for their $5.4375 million, or $388,257 per tackle. Reed is expected to clear waivers Wednesday afternoon and will then likely have to sign for something close to the veteran minimum to stay in the league.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 08:57:00 AM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Profootballtalk reports the Ravens have no plans to claim Ed Reed off waivers.

It's hardly surprising, as the Ravens had no interest in re-signing Reed after he hit the open market last offseason. Per ESPN Boston, any claiming team would be on the hook for $412,000, plus $62,500 for each game Reed is active. That's a prohibitive sum of money for a player whose play has fallen off the face of the planet. Reed should find a new home, but it likely won't be on his current contract. He'll officially become a free agent on Wednesday.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 01:51:00 PM
Ed Reed - DB - Jets

Texans waived S Ed Reed.

A shell of himself at age 35 with hip and knee issues, Reed had been demoted to third-string safety behind Shiloh Keo and D.J. Swearinger. In the Week 10 loss at Arizona, he only logged 12 snaps while playing exclusively in dime packages. After the game, Reed said Texans were "outplayed" and "outcoached." With the 2-7 Texans now in rebuilding mode, they don't need a proud veteran like Reed griping. They'll eat the $6 million guaranteed they gave the ex-Raven back in March and move on. Reed is a nine-time Pro Bowler and future Hall of Famer, but any team bringing him in should keep expectations in check. He's near the end of the line.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:36:00 PM

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