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Kyle Orton, Ed Reed among 14 new additions to PFT’s All-Unemployed Team

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With depth being put to the test throughout the league as training camps march on, and with the full set of preseason games to come this week, PFT’s 2014 All-Unemployed Team has been given a full update.

Fourteen players — six on offense, eight on defense — have been placed on squad. Ex-Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton, ex-Chargers outside linebacker Larry English and free agent safety Ed Reed have been added to the mix, to name three new members.

More changes to the All-Unemployed Team are distinct possibility, what with the first round of exhibitions giving clubs a chance to assess their strengths and weaknesses against live competition.

For now, take a look at the squad, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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53 Responses to “Kyle Orton, Ed Reed among 14 new additions to PFT’s All-Unemployed Team”
  1. bubbybrisket says: Aug 5, 2014 8:08 PM

    Imagine, if you will, Rex Grossman and the Bears defeating the Colts in Superbowl XLI…

  2. steviaquinn says: Aug 5, 2014 8:14 PM

    ed reed to falcons!!!!

  3. goninjagoninjagogo says: Aug 5, 2014 8:18 PM

    o we back

  4. ndgarretjax says: Aug 5, 2014 8:35 PM

    pretty weak…

  5. eventhorizon04 says: Aug 5, 2014 8:36 PM

    “Imagine, if you will, Rex Grossman and the Bears defeating the Colts in Superbowl XLI…”

    A Super Bowl victory doesn’t make an inconsistent QB like Rex Grossman become more consistent.

    See Joe Flacco as an obvious example.

  6. Steeler Nation is so far above you and your lowly franchise. We built this league. Pittsburgh's three rivers are made from the tears of our opponents. Bow to your supreme overlords. says: Aug 5, 2014 8:37 PM

    Beware the Hair.

    #TP
    #GreatestSafetyEver

  7. 1973to1991packerssuckedbigtime says: Aug 5, 2014 8:42 PM

    No Kluwe on the punters list?

  8. kwjsb says: Aug 5, 2014 8:48 PM

    I don’t understand why in baseball stars will take a pay cut in their final years and become mentors/ player coaches… A guy like Reed could extend his carrier 5 years and get apprenticeship time towards a coaching career

  9. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 5, 2014 8:55 PM

    Ed Reed today > Matt Elam

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 5, 2014 9:00 PM

    Ed Reed is done….

  11. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 5, 2014 9:00 PM

    Ed Reed should have retired with Ray Lewis so they could go into the HOF together…

  12. denverbornsacraised says: Aug 5, 2014 9:05 PM

    It’s the year of the horse in the Chinese calender mark my word Broncos will go 19_0 with the hardest schedule in football bars.

  13. annes22 says: Aug 5, 2014 9:08 PM

    Ed Reed will need a wheelchair soon. Just retire he was hopeless last season.

  14. dickshotdogs says: Aug 5, 2014 9:09 PM

    Ed Reed to The Falcons? Have at it.

  15. nouhoh64 says: Aug 5, 2014 9:15 PM

    I imagine you can add ‘Ocho’ to that list…really? Unemployed for a reason.

  16. denverbornsacraised says: Aug 5, 2014 9:17 PM

    Broncos defence will be in the top 5 offence #1 kicker#1 punter top 5 pass rush top 5 can’t wait

  17. arrowdead says: Aug 5, 2014 9:22 PM

    Half these guys have jobs by week 8 ?

  18. calvinthegreat82 says: Aug 5, 2014 9:29 PM

    Vikings fan base is the largest troll fan base on PFT, your fans all repeatedly troll a vast number of different teams, so you questions of “who is your team is irrelevant and cheap cop out way to ignore/deny/whine about the fact their team is pathetic and your troll fan base can’t deal with it so the act like 5 year olds and trolls. Wake up Viking’s fans, stop living in denial…..look around on all the past posts from you sad fan base, the proof is there it is a FACT.

  19. alonestartexan says: Aug 5, 2014 9:30 PM

    Ed Reed was done 2 years ago.

  20. afcdomination says: Aug 5, 2014 9:50 PM

    look, you can claim Denver is awesome all you want, because they will be great. but in not in this world is your Colquitt better than Kansas City’s Colquitt. Dustin is better. period. so number 1 P? no sir.

  21. usdcoyotesfan says: Aug 5, 2014 9:53 PM

    I loved it in week 17 last year when Orton threw the losing interception, and the Cowboys’ owner yelled at his GM and president.

  22. gayforbrady says: Aug 5, 2014 10:26 PM

    How did the steelers do in their last playoff game.

    They may be in the market for a QB .

  23. gayforbrady says: Aug 5, 2014 10:28 PM

    denverbornsacraised says:
    Aug 5, 2014 9:17 PM
    Broncos defence will be in the top 5 offence #1 kicker#1 punter top 5 pass rush top 5 can’t wait
    _________________________

    Can’t wait until Aqib Talib goes down in championship game in new England

  24. scoobies05 says: Aug 5, 2014 10:34 PM

    ed reed today better than Elam is better than troy.

  25. gayforbrady says: Aug 5, 2014 10:35 PM

    I don’t understand why in baseball stars will take a pay cut in their final years and become mentors/ player coaches… A guy like Reed could extend his carrier 5 years and get apprenticeship time towards a coaching career

    ______________________________

    Because the collective bargaining agreement dictates they can’t make below a minimum value if they are a veteran. In reeds case $900,000 per year.

  26. sportstalkprofessional says: Aug 5, 2014 10:36 PM

    Cant believe Bironas is unemployed.
    Wow, didnt realize.

  27. gayforbrady says: Aug 5, 2014 10:37 PM

    I don’t understand why in baseball stars will take a pay cut in their final years and become mentors/ player coaches… A guy like Reed could extend his carrier 5 years and get apprenticeship time towards a coaching
    —————————-

    And by the way. Baseball contracts are guaranteed. No one is taking a pay cut.

  28. babygaga19 says: Aug 5, 2014 10:38 PM

    Raiders will totally be all over this list. Oakland digs burned out old stars that can be hired on the cheap. Rarely do they produce. But that is the Raiders. Am I lying?

  29. Ed says: Aug 5, 2014 10:39 PM

    Ed Reed was the best matador in the league the past few years.

  30. steelcurtainn says: Aug 5, 2014 10:42 PM

    Ed Reed is old news. Its all about Troy Polamalu now.

  31. slick50ks says: Aug 5, 2014 11:20 PM

    babygaga19 says:
    Aug 5, 2014 10:38 PM
    Raiders will totally be all over this list. Oakland digs burned out old stars that can be hired on the cheap. Rarely do they produce. But that is the Raiders. Am I lying

    —————————-

    Buncha truth here.

  32. huskywolverine says: Aug 5, 2014 11:22 PM

    Josh Freeman’s productions his first 3 years was on par with most mid-tier to upper tier QBs in the early stages of their careers. Freeman bears a bulk of the responsibility, but Shiano helped destroy his career. I can’t recall a young, promising player having their career fall so quickly.

  33. howleyesque says: Aug 5, 2014 11:28 PM

    Uh Jerry I KNOW he’s old, but at this point Reed is a better option than MOST of what you have back there!

  34. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Aug 5, 2014 11:50 PM

    Ed reed has never been even close to troy. More ints as a result of just playing center field but troy did it all. Covered the deep ball, read the run, roam, and could bust up plays in the back field like nobody’s business. Watch the 2008 afc championship game and the divisional playoff game in 2010 and tell me who’s the better player. Thank you! !!

  35. bmd2099 says: Aug 6, 2014 12:05 AM

    Troy Polamalu is old news. It’s all about Earl Thomas now.

  36. jaypace says: Aug 6, 2014 12:39 AM

    Rex Grossman>Joe slacko

  37. pittsburghdamned says: Aug 6, 2014 2:21 AM

    I’m convinced I will one day see Ed Reed sleeping on a soiled mattress on the side of the road, his shopping cart full of cans tipped over.

  38. RegisHawk says: Aug 6, 2014 6:07 AM

    Orton wanted to retire anyway…he just wanted to keep the bonus money when he did.

  39. watermelon1 says: Aug 6, 2014 6:55 AM

    People think because Reed doesn’t make the highlights every week that he used to, that he is done?

    Have you looked at some of the horrible safety play around the league?

    Until you’re not one of the 32 best at your position…. You’re not done.

    And right now, there is NOT 32 better free safeties in the league. There’s not even 20 better.

  40. watermelon1 says: Aug 6, 2014 7:01 AM

    “Ed reed has never been even close to troy. More ints as a result of just playing center field but troy did it all. Covered the deep ball, read the run, roam, and could bust up plays in the back field like nobody’s business. Watch the 2008 afc championship game and the divisional playoff game in 2010 and tell me who’s the better player. Thank you! !!”
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    This is HILARIOUS. Reed did more than Polamolu ever did. He played everywhere under Rex Ryan. Center field? No. If anything… Polamolu isn’t even a safety! He’s a glorified linebacker. The guy doesn’t cover deep. He plays at line of scrimmage because if he ever had to stick with anyone for longer than 3 seconds… He gets beat.

    Reed got sacks earlier in his career. He’s still the only player to return a punt, interception, and fumble for a TD in the same season. Oh… He also had his fair share of blocked punts/field goals. You’re either young, or very uninformed. Reed played on defense, special teams, and was even put on offense a few times.

    Any educated football person would have taken Ed Reed in his prime over Polamolu in his prime. Just maybe not blind Steeler fans.

  41. jmblosser82 says: Aug 6, 2014 8:09 AM

    Ed and Troy were used in different ways to fit the schemes. Ed had more of a nose for the ball but Troy had the ability to have the freedom to roam to fill in at the weak spots. Both were clutch in their prime but only one isn’t over the hill yet.

  42. walkinginthewasteland says: Aug 6, 2014 8:25 AM

    watermelon1 says: Aug 6, 2014 6:55 AM

    People think because Reed doesn’t make the highlights every week that he used to, that he is done?

    _____________

    No, people know that Ed Reed misled the Texans last year about his injury (their fault also), then played like utter garbage when he hit the field and was cut midseason. Then he stunk it up for Rex and the Jets to finish the season. There is no proof that Reed can do anything for a franchise except lighten its wallet.

  43. walkinginthewasteland says: Aug 6, 2014 8:31 AM

    watermelon1 says: Aug 6, 2014 7:01 AM

    This is HILARIOUS. Reed did more than Polamolu ever did. He played everywhere under Rex Ryan. Center field? No. If anything… Polamolu isn’t even a safety! He’s a glorified linebacker. The guy doesn’t cover deep. He plays at line of scrimmage because if he ever had to stick with anyone for longer than 3 seconds… He gets beat.

    ____________

    Now that is blind Ravens fan talking. Troy played LB last year because of weaknesses in ILB, but that has not been his role. Your post about Troy demonstrates just as much ignorance as the post about Reed. Its unfortunate that you and others can’t appreciate one player without tearing down another.

    And I dare you to show when Reed stuck for 3 seconds with anybody. That wasnt his game. The reason he got so many picks is the majority of the time he played centerfield gambling on making picks and not covering WRs.

    Both Reed and Troy are generational talents at their position and the blind cant see that.

  44. steelcurtainn says: Aug 6, 2014 9:27 AM

    I sure didn’t see Ed Reed intercept a pass against Big Ben in the AFC championship game to put his team in the superbowl. Who was the guy that did that? Oh yea, it was Troy Polamalu.

  45. Bull Rush says: Aug 6, 2014 10:13 AM

    Arguing between Reed and Polamalu is like arguing my receiver is better than your running back. Troy played SS and Reed played FS. Reed was a HOF “center-fielder” because that is what a FS does. Polamalu is a HOF SS because he could lay the hit when he needed to. Different players, different skills, different jobs, but both were icons.

    (Yes I used Troy in the past tense even though he is an active starter but I believe we’ve seen his best years and they are enough to make his case, IMO)

  46. deweyaxewound says: Aug 6, 2014 11:13 AM

    Bears should check out Josh Cribbs as a viable stopgap option for their #3 WR – he’s got good size/height to go with Marshall & Alson, and good help fill the void in the return game left by the departure of Hester.

  47. jtbsteeler says: Aug 6, 2014 1:09 PM

    Ed Reed is known for letting Hines Ward bully him, then crying to the refs about it.

  48. jjackwagon says: Aug 6, 2014 3:36 PM

    And Whines Hard is just known for being a cry baby whiner, period.

  49. freakinggeek says: Aug 6, 2014 4:26 PM

    Bironas doesn’t have the leg strength for kickoffs anymore but he’s money inside 40 yards on FGs. Most of these guys will be on a roster when the real games begin and injuries are starting to occur.

  50. simonator917 says: Aug 6, 2014 4:39 PM

    If i was the Raiders GM I’d seriously consider bringing in Felix Jones and pairing him up with Darren McFadden like they were when they were so successful at Arkansas.

  51. babygaga19 says: Aug 7, 2014 7:39 PM

    Orton, good guy, very average qb. Same with Quinn. Denver had them both.

  52. Ed Bandell says: Aug 9, 2014 10:23 AM

    Ocho can’t be on the list because he’s “playing” in the CFL.

  53. azwildcats96 says: Aug 11, 2014 9:51 AM

    If Peyton goes down we could see something really crazy like Orton leading the Broncos to a Super Bowl win…

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