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Ed Reed to start for Jets

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When safety Ed Reed signed with the Jets on Thursday, coach Rex Ryan said that the veteran would play right away but that he wouldn’t be a starter.

It didn’t take long for Ryan to change his mind. The Jets have announced that Reed will start in place of Antonio Allen on Sunday. He’ll start next to Dawan Landry, who will be moving to the strong safety role that he played before taking on more free safety responsibilities with the Jets this season.

There’s no word on what kind of split there might be in terms of snaps between the two players, but it’s likely that Reed will get plenty of chances to prove that his ineffectiveness in Houston was based more on a bad fit with the defense than skills that have declined too much for Reed to succeed.

That will be one of the things worth watching during an AFC East clash on a windy day in Buffalo.

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12 Responses to “Ed Reed to start for Jets”
  1. mrwalterisgod says: Nov 17, 2013 12:18 PM

    Ed Reed is done. He needs to retire after this year. I cannot believe the fleecing Houston got.

  2. jakec4 says: Nov 17, 2013 12:19 PM

    Reed/Landry is pretty good….If it was 2008.

  3. stonefish67 says: Nov 17, 2013 12:25 PM

    Good luck, with that has been.
    Should have retired after the Super Bowl.

  4. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 17, 2013 12:28 PM

    Go Steelers!

  5. skoodsports says: Nov 17, 2013 12:30 PM

    Ed is going to get toasted at least once today.

  6. swtxn says: Nov 17, 2013 12:34 PM

    LOL. Good luck with that.

  7. cletusvandam says: Nov 17, 2013 12:46 PM

    Wow, how bad does the guy he’s replacing have to be?

  8. allday420ap says: Nov 17, 2013 1:11 PM

    dead reed

  9. mizzousooner says: Nov 17, 2013 1:25 PM

    Ed always looks like they pulled him out of a soup line.

  10. tedmurph says: Nov 17, 2013 2:08 PM

    Looks like the jets shoulda had those meetings instead of going to Dave and Busters. Typical Ryan flatula, I mean arrogance.

  11. dodohead418 says: Nov 17, 2013 2:57 PM

    At least this made me watch a Jets game!

  12. IbelieveinSantaClaus says: Nov 17, 2013 3:25 PM

    Hey Ed, looks like you picked a really “good” team to play for. At least, you said you knew the system, right?

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