Nov
14

Jets bolster secondary by adding Ed Reed

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Jets bolster secondary by adding Ed Reed

If there's one weak unit on the impressive Jets' defense this year, it's the secondary. The Gang Green are ranked only 24th against the pass, giving up over 250 yards per game through the air. So, it should come as no surprise that the Gang Green could not pass up on the opportunity to add S Ed Reed who was released by the Houston Texans earlier this week.

Reed, 35, is a nine-time Pro Bowler with the Baltimore Ravens. He once played for Jets coach Rex Ryan when Ryan served as a defensive coordinator with the Ravens in 2002-08. Ryan once called Reed "the best safety that's ever played."

Reed is expected to practice with the Jets today and might play this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. He's, however, on the downside of his illustrious career. After leaving the Ravens as a free agent, following last year's Super Bowl win, he signed a $15M contract with the Texans. Reed then missed the first two games of the season as he was recovering from an offseason surgery. He played in only 49 percent of the defensive snaps and lost his starting job. He had no interceptions, no pass break-ups and only 16 tackles.

It's unclear whether Ed Reed is going to start for the Jets or be only utilized in 3-safety packages.

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