Ed Reed definitely playing against Bills, Santonio Holmes probable


Safety Ed Reed only joined the Jets on Thursday, but he won’t need an extended period to acquaint himself with the defensive playbook before taking the field with the team.

Reed has played for Jets coach Rex Ryan in the past and that probably helped make the decision an easy one for Ryan and company.

“For Ed, he’ll be ready to roll. Definitely going to play him,” Ryan said, via Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

Ryan said Thursday that Reed won’t be a starter and talked a lot about making teams think twice about throwing the ball deep, which suggests a passing down role for Reed with the Jets the rest of the way. Reed will be the only veteran making his Jets debut on Sunday, but a couple of other experienced players should return after long layoffs.

Tight end Kellen Winslow is back from his four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and wide receiver Santonio Holmes is probable to play after missing several weeks with a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley will miss the game after dislocating his elbow in Week Nine.

5 responses to “Ed Reed definitely playing against Bills, Santonio Holmes probable

  1. and interestingly enough, Reed says there were 2 other teams that tried to sign him; the Patriots and the Dolphins.

    FWIW, lets not forget the Jets are starting a journeyman FA and a 2nd year 6th round draft choice back there now. So if Reed just helps those 2 guys see the field better, its well worth it. Any production they actually get out of him is a bonus.

    If he ends up being a bad lockerroom guy, a disruption, the Jets can simply release him.

    Its called low risk, high reward…..

  2. I think the Jets DLine is probably one of the top 3 in the league….and as a Bills fan that is not a thought I take lightly…….or look forward to…..

  3. What a weird season! The Jets are closing in on a playoff berth, while the Giants are miles away. The G-Men have the stars, while the Jets are a “motley band”. Tough opponents are giving respect to GangGreen, while the whole of the NFC East is a laughingstock. (Who will lose the most and still make it to post-season?)

    All of us experts in the off season obviously didn’t know squat.

  4. doctorrustbelt says:
    Nov 15, 2013 1:47 PM
    By “definitely playing”…. they mean…. completely ineffective.

    By “completely ineffective”…..you mean, you are one bored person.

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