Ed Reed's Potential Landing Spots Include Patriots, Jets
Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:58 PM
He will end up collecting $6 million in guarantees for his seven games in Houston.
In the competitive disadvantage stage of his career, Reed is no sure bet to be claimed this week. In fact, it's quite possible that he's played his last NFL game.
If Reed does manage to latch on with a playoff contender, though, here is a list of potential landing spots:
1. New England Patriots: Reed and Patriots coach Bill Belichik have long formed a mutual admiration society, and the Patriots could use the depth with Steve Gregory injured.
2. New York Jets: Rex Ryan has a soft spot for his former Ravens stars, as evidenced by his reluctance to part with a declining Bart Scott. The Jets like starter Antonio Allen, but he's been a liability in coverage at times.
3. Indianapolis Colts: Reed has referred to Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who recruited him to the University of Miami, as a father figure. With LaRon Landry and Antoine Bethea locked in as starters, there's no obvious role for Reed in Indy's secondary.
4. New Orleans Saints: Rookie Kenny Vaccaro is dealing with a concussion, so there's no long-term need at safety. Reed does have roots in Louisiana, however, and the team showed cursory interest in the offseason.
5. Dallas Cowboys: Jeff Heath has been an abject disaster as a fill-in for injured rookie J.J. Wilcox the past two weeks. Reed would be a temporary Band-Aid, but how would he take his second demotion of the season once Wilcox is healthy again?
6. Baltimore Ravens: John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome have moved on, drafting Matt Elam as Reed's replacement. Pro Football Talk confirms the Ravens will not claim Reed on waivers.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:01 PM
The New York Jets are unlikely to pursue free agent FS Ed Reed (Texans) according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. Cimini points out that going after Reed does not fit general manager John Idzik's plan.
2013-11-12 12:10:31 | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:28 PM
Ed Reed began his career with both Rex Ryan and Mike Pettine in Baltimore now Mike Pettine is in Buffalo and Rex Ryan is in New York. The Jets could use some secondary help and guess who is campaigning to play in NY? Yep you guessed it Ed Reed: @Steiny31: Ed Reed on Rex: “I would play anywhere with Rex: In dark alley, in street, high school or sandlot. I love Rex & always will” #nyj
Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:41 PM
Reed would not be affect the cap at all this season, pretty sure the majority of his contract has already been paid. I would love to see Reed and Ryan be reunited for another playoff push.