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Wade Phillips must have really thought he was getting the Ed Reed of 7 or 8 years ago.
While Reed was introducing himself to his Jets teammates and the media, Wade Phillips was in Houston trying to explain why Reed simply didn’t work out.
During his Thursday afternoon presser, Phillips hinted to the media that he and other Texans defensive coaches expected Reed to have a J.J. Watt like impact on the Houston secondary.
“We all thought he was going to be J.J. Watt of the secondary,” Phillips told reporters in Houston on Thursday. “It didn’t work out that way.”
“It really was a privilege and an honor to have coached a future Hall of Fame player,” Phillips said. “… The guy was great around the locker room … I wish him well, we wish him well with the Jets.”
Reed of course was cut after complaining about diminished playing time, and the Texans coaching staff being out coached in a loss to the Cardinals.
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Ed Reed might not be out of work for long.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan revealed Wednesday that he "absolutely" would be interested in adding the future Hall of Fame safety, who was released by the Texans on Tuesday.
"Absolutely yes. I would like him on the team," Ryan told the New York Daily News, jokingly adding he'd like to sign Ray Lewis, too.
It appears Ed Reed had options after being waived by the Texans, but the All-Pro safety chose to join the 5-4 Jets over the 7-2 Patriots.
Reed said New England had contacted him since he became a free agent, but the former Raven and Texan chose familiarity instead.
“Going in there, trying to learn a new system probably would have been difficult,” Reed told the media in New...
When the Houston Texans cut their biggest acquisition of the off-season, former All-Pro safety Ed Reed, almost every fan of every team clamored for their team to sign him. Reed has battled nagging injuries and hadn’t been productive in the least for Houston thus far in 2013, and many thought a return to the Baltimore Ravens (where Reed spent the majority of his...
[via]As expected, Ed Reed didn’t remain a free agent long after being cut by the Texans earlier this week. The nine-time Pro Bowler signed with the Jets a day after clearing waivers, reuniting him with Rex Ryan, who coached Reed as a defensive coordinator in Baltimore before he became the Jets head coach.Rex told the media this week that he is satisfied with the play of his safeties...
The New York Jets have signed veteran defensive back Ed Reed to a contract for the remainder of the 2013 season.
Reed, 35, was let go by the Houston Texans on Wednesday. With the Jets, Reed will be reunited with Rex Ryan. Ryan was an assistant for the Baltimore Ravens while Reed played there from 2002-2008. While Ryan left to become the Jets head coach, Reed remained...
The Houston Texans released Ed Reed on Tuesday and we have still yet to hear any indication as to where the veteran safety may end up. Reed is 35 and battled injuries during the offseason, but there are plenty of teams who are in need of assistance in their defensive backfield. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim […]
Less than 48 hours after he was released by the Houston Texans, veteran safety Ed Reed has signed a contract with the New York Jets. The Jets announced the move via their Twitter account on Thursday morning. We bolstered our secondary THURS, agreeing to terms with Ed Reed a day after the veteran S cleared […]
Is Ed Reed headed to New England? Bill Belichick was asked that question and said...
Not surprisingly, it's quiet on the Patriots' front on star safety Ed Reed, who was recently released by the Houston Texans. And Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that it could stay that way.
Ed Reed's options included the Jets (possibly) but not the Patriots, Ravens or Colts. Not sure about Saints. As of late last night.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 14, 2013...
The Houston Texans released Ed Reed Tuesday morning after criticizing coaches stating that the Texans were both “outplayed” and “outcoached” in Sunday’s 27 – 24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Reed only played 11 snaps during Sunday’s match-up. Prior to the season, last years AFC South champs were expected to cruise into the postseason, but the team has been plagued...
This is definitely a no brainer, but it will be interesting to see if Rex Ryan has enough pull to make this happen.
After being released by the Texans, and having the Ravens say no thank you, is it possible that Ed Reed could be reunited with his old Ravens defensive coordinator?
Jets coach Rex Ryan said “absolutely, yes” on Wednesday when asked if he’d like to have Reed on...
Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted an idea on how his team could use safety Ed Reed.
ColtsFans…Ed Reed signs,goes to WR,with limited special packages for WR plays; backs up safety n plays some role n return game/Yes-no?
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) November 13, 2013
Sounds like it would be fun to watch. But would it really work? I don’t think so.
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A day after Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman said Ed Reed wouldn’t start Sunday, head coach Rex Ryan confirmed the newly acquired free safety will definitely suit up and play against the Bills, and his duties could change depending upon how the game and situations dictate.
“He’ll be ready to roll,” Ryan said. “[We’re] definitely going to play him. We definitely...
BY NICK ST. DENISWhen Ed Reed retires, he'll go down as one of the greatest safeties in NFL history. The New York Jets are hoping to squeeze a little of that mojo out of Reed before the veteran finally calls it quits.New York signed Reed, who was released by the Houston Texans earlier this week, Thursday. According to Jets coach Rex Ryan, Reed won't start Sunday when Gang...
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