Ed Reed | S
Posted: 6/1/2014 11:51pm et
Free-agent S Ed Reed (Jets) said he's preparing to play in 2014 but doesn't anticipate going to a training camp.
Huddle Up: Reed, who will be 36 in September, started a combined 17 games last season playing for the Jets and Texans, and still only finished with 3 interceptions, 4 passes defensed and 38 total tackles -- a far cry from his All-Pro days with the Ravens.
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.