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Report: Jets have interest in Ed Reed

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Safety Ed Reed’s old team in Baltimore said Wednesday that they aren’t interested in a return engagement now that Reed is unemployed, but a guy who used to coach him is less resistant to the idea.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said “absolutely, yes” on Wednesday when asked if he’d like to have Reed on his team, although he also said there were plenty of other former members of his teams that he’d like to have on his roster as well.

“The big picture of right now, the current football team, I’m probably not the right guy to make all those decisions,” Ryan said, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. “I think sometimes there’s a comfort level in knowing guys, without question, guys that certainly played well for you. … I’d like those guys, without question.”

Ryan said he discussed Reed with General Manager John Idzik, who is the guy making all those decisions, and Cimini reports that the Jets have reached out to Reed. Dawan Landry, Antonio Allen and Jaiquawn Jarrett have been the safeties for the Jets this season and secondary play has been the biggest vulnerability on their defense this season.

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22 Responses to “Report: Jets have interest in Ed Reed”
  1. sterling7 says: Nov 14, 2013 6:53 AM

    That’s what makes the Jets “the Jets”!?

  2. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 14, 2013 7:10 AM

    Anyone notice how these things don’t happen in Pittsburgh?

  3. ravanator says: Nov 14, 2013 7:25 AM

    Ed Reed is washed up. The Ravens were smart enough to get rid of him last year.

    #inozwetrust
    #ravensrepeat

  4. pixelito says: Nov 14, 2013 7:48 AM

    You’d think Reed would prefer to go to a playoff contender.

  5. t8ertot says: Nov 14, 2013 7:51 AM

    Of course they do

  6. fakeflorio says: Nov 14, 2013 7:51 AM

    “‘The big picture of right now, the current football team, I’m probably not the right guy to make all those decisions,’ Ryan said”

    Agreed. Big decisions like those are best left to the head coach… oh, wait…

  7. @Cereal_22 says: Nov 14, 2013 8:05 AM

    Retire Ed

  8. baltimoresnativeson says: Nov 14, 2013 8:08 AM

    You won’t admit it. But none of you want your team to play the ravens in the playoffs. You hope they don’t make it.

  9. fwippel says: Nov 14, 2013 8:10 AM

    Either Ed Reed is so badly injured that he can’t run anymore, or there are a bunch of GMs out there with their heads in the sand.

    If I’m Rick Spielman in Minnesota, and Ed Reed isn’t on crutches, I sign him today (assuming he’d even want to play for a 2-7 team).

  10. larry321 says: Nov 14, 2013 8:14 AM

    Interesting quandary facing the jets. Everything Idzik has done has been oriented towards building a contender in 2014/2015, now that this group has outperformed, does he make moves which might help the playoff push this year at the expense of playing time and experience for the young guys?

  11. idonthavethebloodyoucrave says: Nov 14, 2013 8:14 AM

    And that’s the moment when you know your career is over, folks …

  12. bengalskuta82 says: Nov 14, 2013 8:16 AM

    Ed Reed realized that the Texans weren’t gonna give him vip treatment like the Ravens have been. Just because you’ve been to 9 probowls and are labeled as one of the best at your position doesn’t earn you the right to callout coaches.

  13. piscataquis007 says: Nov 14, 2013 8:19 AM

    Another example of an old guy hanging on too long (see Bret Favre). Ed Reed is a legend, and a Raven, not a Texan (or a Jet). It’s over Ed, time to go home.

  14. wryly1 says: Nov 14, 2013 8:26 AM

    Neither BAL nor HOU thought he had enough left in the tank anymore. He can play deep centerfield in the dime package on 3rd & long situations for a few plays a game, but that’s about it.

  15. intrafinesse says: Nov 14, 2013 8:27 AM

    If he was 33 then I could see it.

    But he’s done at 35, coming off hip surgery and washing out of Texas. All he will do is take development time away form the other safetys the Jets have.

    What can he offer? Locker room presence? Do the Jets really need that?

  16. natijim235 says: Nov 14, 2013 8:59 AM

    Ed Reed has nothing left…why not call Ronnie Lott he’s available too

  17. whiteknightblackheart says: Nov 14, 2013 9:21 AM

    Make it happen, Cap’tn!

  18. twilson962 says: Nov 14, 2013 9:31 AM

    I thought the Jets were out of the ‘Aging down-slope-of-their-career Veteran’ business.

    I’m pretty sure that’s what got Tannebaum canned.

  19. eb3110 says: Nov 14, 2013 9:31 AM

    If the Patriots want him, he’ll go to NE. No way he’d choose the Jets over them.

  20. jetsmmt says: Nov 14, 2013 9:58 AM

    I would love to have him.

  21. eastofmissball says: Nov 14, 2013 10:49 AM

    The dude has 1 more playoff run in him. And given the chance we might see the Reed of old. He has some fire power left in him and I think he could un-leash it for a few games, then hang the cleats up.

  22. jcd213 says: Nov 14, 2013 11:41 AM

    Ed Reed is a good safety. A legend? Come on now!

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