Ed Reed | S | New York Jets
Posted: 11/14/2013 1:17pm et
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets agreed to terms with free-agent FS Ed Reed (Texans) on an undisclosed deal. He'll practice Thursday, Nov. 14. Reed could start alongside S Dawan Landry, but he could also serve as the third safety behind S Antonio Allen. The Jets use three safeties in certain packages.
Huddle Up: While it didn't work out in Houston, Reed could find new life -- and likely be accorded more freedom to freelance -- with Rex Ryan, his former defensive coordinator with the Ravens.
Posted: 11/12/2013 1:38pm et
The Houston Texans will release FS Ed Reed on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: The future Hall of Famer has hit the end of the line after being demoted to a backup role in recent weeks. His forte was making plays on the ball and he simply doesn't have it anymore as evidenced by his lack of any interceptions or passes defensed this season while contributing 20 total tackles in 7 games.
Posted: 9/7/2013 7:47pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said FS Ed Reed (hip) will be a game-time decision for Week 1. Kubiak said Reed will not start the game but there is a chance he could play in the game. SS Shiloh Keo will start in Reed's place.
Huddle Up: Reed has been on the fence to play in the opener for over a month now. Chances are he'll be inactive for Monday's game against the Chargers but even if Reed does play, he'll likely have a limited impact.
Posted: 9/6/2013 2:08pm et
Houston Texans S Ed Reed (hip) will practice in pads for the first time on Friday, Sept. 6. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he'll know more about his status for the opener in the next couple of days. 'He's come a long way,' Kubiak said. 'There's some progress that would have to be made to get him ready to go on Monday, but boy, has he made a lot of progress.'
Huddle Up: Reed is definitely progressing, and if he doesn't play in the opener Monday night, he should be good to go for Week 2 or 3. His further progress rate over the weekend will determine much.
Posted: 8/31/2013 7:40pm et
The Houston Texans have activated FS Ed Reed (hip) from the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: It's still unclear if Reed will play in Week 1 but at least he didn't open the season on PUP, which would have cost him the first six weeks of the year. Houston plays San Diego on Monday Night Football, so look for a decision to be made on Reed's availability late next week.
Posted: 8/30/2013 6:20pm et
The Houston Texans plan to activate FS Ed Reed (hip) from the Physically Unable to Perform list. He is expected to practice next week but the team is expected to make a decision about his Week 1 availability early in the week.
Huddle Up: A positive step for Reed's early-season playing prospects as there was a time a few months ago when it didn't look like he would reach this point.
Posted: 8/13/2013 3:41pm et
Houston Texans SS Shiloh Keo is the team's starting free safety for now, ahead of FS D.J. Swearinger and FS Ed Reed (hip). Keo showed well in the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 9, against the Houston Texans, recording an interception.
Huddle Up: Keo, an unheralded 2011 5th-round pick, isn't the starting FS the Texans had in mind after signing Reed and spending a 2nd-round selection on Swearnger this offseason. That figures to change, though, in the coming weeks if Swearinger can adjust to NFL speed and Reed's recovery progresses.
Posted: 7/30/2013 7:15pm et
Houston Texans FS Ed Reed (hip) said he could not play right now if there was a game, although he would likely play if it was the Super Bowl. Reed would not say if he would be ready in time for Week 1.
Huddle Up: It remains a waiting game for the Texans in regards to their prize off-season acquisition. And while not having Reed available until later in the season obviously isn't the best fantasy scenario, it'll bolster the Texans for a run at the postseason.
Posted: 5/30/2013 5:28pm et
Houston Texans FS Ed Reed (hip) is not in attendance at organized team activities (OTAs), as he is in Atlanta continue to rehab after minor hip surgery. Reed is expected to join the team before their three-day mandatory minicamp from June 11-13.
Huddle Up: With a team other than the Ravens for the first time in his NFL career, Reed could use some offseason reps, but with the future Hall of Famer turning 35 in September, the extra rest and rehab isn't a bad thing, either.
Posted: 5/7/2013 11:53am et
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair indicated FS Ed Reed (hip) could miss the beginning of training camp because of the hip surgery he had last week but should be ready by the middle of camp.
Huddle Up: Reed hasn't missed a game the past 2 seasons, but he will hit 35 in September and the Texans certainly weren't looking at the long run when they signed the safety to a FA deal.
Posted: 5/3/2013 4:05pm et
Houston Texans FS Ed Reed underwent surgery last week to repair a small tear in his hip. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: The veteran Reed has battled an assortment of injuries; hopefully getting some work done on his troublesome hip will allow him to see the field more frequently for his new team.
Posted: 3/17/2013 3:16pm et
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said that he expects free- agent Ed Reed (Ravens) to decide which team he will sign with at some point this week. Newsome expects to meet with Reed's agent at the owner meetings.
Huddle Up: Reed's meeting with the Texans last week didn't result in a deal, leaving the door open for a return to the Ravens, who could use some positive news after taking a number of hits since free agency opened March 12.
Posted: 3/14/2013 10:37pm et
The Houston Chronicle's John McClain speculates that free-agent FS Ed Reed (Ravens) will reach an agreement with the Houston Texans Friday, March 15, after visiting with them Thursday.
Huddle Up: The Niners and Pats were the early front-runners to sign the veteran ballhawk, but it looks as if Reed will be spending the 2013 season trying to help the Texans get over the hump.
Posted: 2/12/2013 1:10pm et
The Baltimore Ravens are focusing on trying to re-sign impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco, LB Dannell Ellerbe and FS Ed Reed this offseason but may not be able to bring back all three players.
Huddle Up: All indications are that the aging veteran Reed would be the odd-man out with Flacco the clear No. 1 priority, followed by the emerging Ellerbe.
Posted: 2/5/2013 11:52pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh wants FS Ed Reed to return to the Ravens next season. Reed is scheduled to become a free agent during the summer and the tight salary cap of the Ravens may make it tough for the team to bring Reed back. "We had that conversation [Sunday night] on the bus ride away from the stadium actually," Harbaugh said. "He and I both agreed that we want him back. I want him back, and Ed wants to come back. You never know how these things are going to work out, but we are going to work like crazy to work it out because Ed's a Baltimore Raven, and hopefully we can make that happen."
Huddle Up: The Ravens definitely don't want to lose Ray Lewis and Reed in the same offseason. Neither player is what they once were, but their veteran leadership is invaluable.
Posted: 2/5/2013 1:45pm et
The New Orleans Saints could consider pursuing Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent FS Ed Reed once free agency begins.
Huddle Up: Add the Saints to the list of franchises who could use the experience of a playmaking future Hall-of-Fame safety, albeit a player who's in decline.
Posted: 1/31/2013 12:15pm et
Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed said at the Super Bowl that he isn't just fearful he may one day suffer from brain injuries caused by football, he thinks he's already dealing with them. 'I think some things I go through (right now) are football related,' Reed said. 'There's been some thing that honestly put up a flag. Just stuff that I know, stuff that I know I've been through, minor (things where I said,) 'Oh, my, this might be because I've been playing football so long.' I'm sure there is going to be something related to football.'
Huddle Up: More grim news in regards to the ongoing football/head injury issue that isn't going to go away any time soon.
Posted: 1/24/2013 10:29pm et
Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed, an impending free agent, said Thursday, Jan. 24, he will return for another season in 2013, even if the team wins Super Bowl XLVII. 'I'll be playing next year if that's what you all are asking,' Reed said.
Huddle Up: Reed isn't quite the play-maker he used to be, but with the Ravens already preparing to lose legendary leader Ray Lewis, look for them to ensure Reed remains a Raven for the rest of his career.