BREAKING! STOP THE PRESSES! The New York Jets have officially agreed to terms with free agent Safety Ed Reed today after clearing waivers.
We bolstered our secondary THURS, agreeing to terms with Ed Reed a day after the veteran S cleared waivers.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 14, 2013
After an injury riddled year in Baltimore last year, he never got the chance to heal fully before suiting up for the team that just released him the Houston Texans. The Superbowl and 9 time Pro Bowl winning Safety is arguable one of the best safeties to play the game. This is a great move for the back end of our already stout defense. Despite being up there in age Rex Ryan can use Ed Reed better than any other in the NFL can. They have a love for each other from their days in Baltimore and this is the best situation for both parties involved.
Per the NY Jets official twitter account, Ed Reed is expected to be at practice as early as today. As good as the NY jets defense has been this year; they have had trouble creating turnovers on defense. Adding a veteran safety known throughout his career as a ball hawk is one way to be proactive about remedying that problem. Hopefully he could add some more interceptions to his 61 career picks. As NFL insider Adam Schefter pointed out, the Jets play Ed Reed’s former team the Baltimore Ravens next week. This will be the second time he plays against them this year, as he faced his former team in week 3 as a member of the Houston Texans. Check back with The Jet Press for more updates as this situation evolves.