Thu 14th, November 2013
Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork. com) – It didn’t take long for Ed Reed to find a new job.
Released by the Houston Texans on Tuesday, the veteran safety decided to terms with the New York Jets on Thursday.
Reed spent his first 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and will get back together with his former defensive coordinator, Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
The nine-time Professional Bowl selection joined the Texans in the offseason with a three-year agreement after winning the Super Bowl with the Ravens last year. He missed the first two games of the 2013 season because of injury and made an appearance in just seven games for Houston, but had recently lost his starting job.
After Sunday’s loss to the Az Cardinals, Reed was critical from the Houston coaching staff, saying the particular team was “outplayed” and “outcoached. ” Reed played just 12 snaps in the game.
Reed, who has 61 career interceptions and a league-record 1, 541 interception return yards, should help the Jets pass defense that ranks 24th in the league entering Week 11 and has picked off a mere five passes this season.