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Ed Reed’s spreading the word to Jets via T-shirts

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The message Ed Reed is trying to spread is simple, and the reason he’s with the Jets now is as plain as the shirt on his back.

According to A.J. Perez of the Newark Star-Ledger, Reed and Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie were wearing black T-shirts Thursday with a picture of a football and the message: “Wanted: In the air or on the ground. $20,000.”

The Jets are in the bottom five in the league in both interceptions (28th) and fumble recoveries (30th). Their seven takeaways are tied for last in the league with the Chargers.

Reed was brought in with hopes of fixing those numbers, which are out of whack with what has otherwise been a good defense this year.

The 35-year-old safety has 61 career interceptions, along with 13 fumble recoveries and 11 forced fumbles (though none this year with the Texans or Jets).

But he wanted to make it clear he wasn’t setting up a bounty system for turnovers.

“No, I’m not offering 20 grand for a turnover,” Reed said. “It’s a shirt.”

Maybe so, but the message to his new teammates is clear.

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20 Responses to “Ed Reed’s spreading the word to Jets via T-shirts”
  1. arwiv says: Nov 22, 2013 8:00 AM

    “No, I’m not offering 20 grand for a turnover,” Reed said. “It’s a shirt.”

    Funny line

  2. ccjcsr says: Nov 22, 2013 8:02 AM

    Goodell is on line #1

    #NoFunLeague

  3. hvoigt21 says: Nov 22, 2013 8:05 AM

    Am kind of tired hearing about the 61 interceptions…….How many has he had in the last two years,……that would be the telling number. he ripped Houston off by signing a contract knowing his hip was bad….resulted in missing the first two games…..stealing money from Houston ….Integrity…..??? He has none……
    should he have disclosed his hip issue…..You decide….he had no intention of helping Houston…vey clear….just stealing money…..what a moron….no integrity…

    Your integrity and your mouth say it All….You-have no integrity and your mouth is big…

    The pressure is on Reed…You have to produce for the Jets or you will look like the idiot you are….

  4. dualprime says: Nov 22, 2013 8:22 AM

    Well, if Ed said it, it must be true! Now let’s see his non-productive butt get out there and do it!

  5. cwk22 says: Nov 22, 2013 8:27 AM

    If only a message on the shirt could fix the real problem he has. Running his mouth!

  6. touchdownroddywhite says: Nov 22, 2013 8:27 AM

    Of course he’s not offering 20k for turnovers… And Lance Armstrong wasn’t juicing…

  7. kayakattack says: Nov 22, 2013 8:48 AM

    I see what you did there Eddie

  8. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 22, 2013 8:53 AM

    aka Eddie Money

  9. ingraven says: Nov 22, 2013 9:09 AM

    I like this. But in the Soft NFL League where you can’t even THINK somethin that Goodell doesnt like, I’m sure he’ll have some time of fine for Reed & Cromartie soon enough.

  10. dspyank2k11 says: Nov 22, 2013 9:11 AM

    he did so well against Buffalo…………………….

  11. amoses74 says: Nov 22, 2013 9:16 AM

    sounds like a bounty to me!

  12. smilesaustin says: Nov 22, 2013 9:18 AM

    If he’s not offering a bounty for interceptions, then his shirt makes no sense.

    Furthermore, what would be the problem with offering a bounty for interceptions?

  13. jnbnet says: Nov 22, 2013 9:19 AM

    Okay….He is not offering 20 large for a turnover….so what exactly does the shirt mean?

  14. htowntexan13 says: Nov 22, 2013 9:33 AM

    Washed up safety all talk no walk

  15. ryann252013 says: Nov 22, 2013 10:26 AM

    Haters, haters everywhere.

  16. njjet says: Nov 22, 2013 11:11 AM

    “Whats the shirt mean?”

    I the people asking this would open up the link they would see the picture of the shirt. It is done up in the style of an old west wanted poster. Thus it makes sense. If your still too dull to get it. Just smile and nod.

  17. everest71 says: Nov 22, 2013 11:17 AM

    I’m loving all these pissed off Texan commenters. It’s not reed’s fault your team threw wads of cash at a fossil. If you were in his position you’d take the money over the couch any day of the week.

  18. flaccodelic says: Nov 22, 2013 12:53 PM

    I think he just put a bounty on the football itself. Because it’s probably the football’s fault that Ed can’t catch it any more.

  19. jolink653 says: Nov 22, 2013 12:57 PM

    He must have a lot of extra money sitting around from his Texans contract so he should have no problem shelling out that money

  20. The Jets are the most pathetic franchise of all time says: Nov 22, 2013 3:37 PM

    It’s sad when past their prime players beg for the spotlight like Reed is doing. That said, him begging for the spotlight makes him fit right in on the jets.

    #worstfranchiseever #giantslittlebrothers #giveupandrelocatetoLA #neverwinninganothersuperbowl

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