Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jets Sign Free Agent Safety Ed Reed

According to New York Post's Brian Costello, during an interview with WFAN, the Jets have signed former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed.

Reed will join a Jets secondary in desperate need of some veteran talent.

Reed who spent much of his career with the Baltimore Ravens, and winning a Super Bowl last season, signed with the Texans before the start of 2013, and was a total bust for the Texans. He was released earlier this week after he had some choice words for the Texans organization.

For the Jets this is an all Rex Ryan type of move that speaks volumes about Ryan's standing in the organization to this day. For an entire year, people have been pondering the future of Ryan and his status in the front office, and a move like this shows that he still has clout.

Ryan spent seven years with Reed in Baltimore from 2002 - 2008. He often called Reed the best safety in the NFL, and has long been his number one fan. Now he gets to have him back now with the Jets.

The question will be how much Reed has left. He didn't play well in Houston, but considering the number of tipped balls that have been caused by the Jets front seven, Reed is going to have plenty of chances to make interceptions and big plays.

At the very least, Reed will add a veteran presence in the locker room that had been lacking on this team for a while. While it remains to be seen how he plays, this is a solid move for the Jets.

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We bolstered our secondary THURS, agreeing to terms with Ed Reed a day after the veteran S cleared waivers.

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