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Jim Irsay likes Ed Reed as a two-way player, but Colts won’t sign him


In the fantasy world inhabited by Colts owner Jim Irsay, Ed Reed would be the perfect player for the Colts to pick up, not just as a safety but as a wide receiver and kick returner.

In the real world inhabited by Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson, that’s not going to happen.

Irsay, who’s been known to break big news on Twitter, teased his followers on Wednesday afternoon with a tweet that suggested that the Colts could acquire Reed and have him play wide receiver, safety and have some role as a kick returner.

But the Colts and every other team passed on Reed on waivers today, and according to multiple reporters, including Chris Mortensen of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Colts have no interest in signing Reed in free agency.

There was a time when Reed was the best safety in the NFL, and a time when he was so dynamic with the ball in his hands that he really would have been able to contribute as a receiver or returner. (Reed is the NFL’s all-time career leader in interception return yards.) But at age 35, Reed doesn’t do much anymore. It’s no surprise that the people Irsay hires to make the football decisions are not interested in signing Reed.

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31 Responses to “Jim Irsay likes Ed Reed as a two-way player, but Colts won’t sign him”
  1. nfl4days says: Nov 13, 2013 6:41 PM

    Jim Irsay needs to sit down somewhere and count money.

  2. ravenswhat says: Nov 13, 2013 6:43 PM

    Ed looks like a ripped homeless man.

  3. krenshaws says: Nov 13, 2013 6:46 PM

    He is still better than Richardson.

  4. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    I’m a Steeler fan, but in his prime he could have been a good WR. I big reason why he had so many interceptions is because he never dropped any.

  5. phillyphan93 says: Nov 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    WR…at this age?….pass whatever your smoking to the left

  6. duluthvikesfan says: Nov 13, 2013 6:52 PM

    Do they drug test the owners??

  7. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 13, 2013 6:53 PM

    That said TP >>>> the competition.

  8. chunkderrrty says: Nov 13, 2013 6:54 PM

    jim irsay is the true definition of a complete tool desperate for attention

  9. kenny2neworleans says: Nov 13, 2013 6:54 PM

    This guy needs to lay off the sauce!

  10. larry321 says: Nov 13, 2013 6:59 PM

    I hear that Irsay wanted to offer the Texans a one and a three for Reed, but his GM nixed it.

  11. balfe13 says: Nov 13, 2013 7:07 PM

    He could probably play RB better than the last HUGE deal Irsay was so excited about. Or he might play WR better than that HUGE WR signing in the offseason.

  12. booby120 says: Nov 13, 2013 7:08 PM

    Dude looks like Kimbo Slice

  13. raiderfankirk says: Nov 13, 2013 7:11 PM

    If Reed is healthy? He can still play.

  14. HerculesHochuli says: Nov 13, 2013 7:12 PM

    Lush. Have another

  15. 6ball says: Nov 13, 2013 7:17 PM


    Irsay is just copying Bill Belichick who always polls Patriots fans via Twitter before making any personel moves.


  16. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 13, 2013 7:17 PM

    I don’t think he was ever really asking, I think he’s just joking and trying to tarnish the image of a HOFer that is not his own and he’s looking to smear him while he’s an easy target. He probably figures that will make the credibility of his own players stand out that much more if they can avoid having this kind of an ugly end to their careers. So I think we should be calling this what it is by trying to understand his motivation and purpose behind the Tweet.

  17. lks311 says: Nov 13, 2013 7:18 PM

    Not ashamed to say, I like Luck and the Colts in general, but I pull against them every single week because of their Idiot Kicker…err, Owner.

  18. Go-Hawks! says: Nov 13, 2013 7:20 PM

    Jim Irsay’s MOUTH should be signed as the new running back for the Indianapolis Colts. That thing is running wild!

  19. siggtacular says: Nov 13, 2013 7:21 PM

    Irsay is nothing but a loud mouth Gemini

  20. gbrim says: Nov 13, 2013 7:23 PM

    If I end up in hell, I fully expect my favorite football team down there will be owned by Jerry Jones or Jim Irsay.

  21. fishfan39 says: Nov 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    At least Irsay unlike Jerry Jones has qualified people making personnel decisions for him, but yes he needs to ease up on the sauce!

  22. moustachedone says: Nov 13, 2013 7:35 PM

    He’s only 54, but I think he’s on pace to beat all the records held by Jerry Jones and the late Al Davis.

  23. bigwinintx says: Nov 13, 2013 7:38 PM

    Proof of why fans should not be owners.

  24. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 13, 2013 8:12 PM

    Greg Oden’s older brother.

  25. hines86for6 says: Nov 13, 2013 9:07 PM

    where are the Ravens fans who insisted for all those years that Reed was better than Troy P?

  26. sweetnlow44 says: Nov 13, 2013 9:33 PM

    He’s only 35? Wow, he looks at least twice that.

  27. krenshaws says: Nov 13, 2013 9:44 PM

    Jim Irsay is Jerry Jones 2.0.

  28. tfbuckfutter says: Nov 13, 2013 9:57 PM

    The two ways are “Emergency Vehicles Only” and….

    No wait….he’s still just a one way player.

  29. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Nov 13, 2013 10:16 PM

    Pagano used to be Ed Reed’s defensive coordinator, but Bethea and Landry are definitely better players than Reed at this point in his career. Signing makes zero sense for the Colts at this juncture in time unless Bethea got hurt. A reunion with Rex Ryan seems more likely.

  30. misterdreamer119 says: Nov 14, 2013 12:00 AM

    Shave Ed.

  31. dixiebob says: Nov 14, 2013 9:20 AM

    Seems to me like Irsay and Jerry Jones are joined at the hip.

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