It looks like the reunion between the New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan and his former pupil with the Baltimore Ravens will happen, as free agent safety Ed Reed is likely to sign with the club prior to this week’s game against the Buffalo Bills:
Ed Reed and Jets on verge of agreement, per league sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) November 14, 2013
How’s this for juicy: Jets and potential new addition Ed Reed play at Baltimore next week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 14, 2013
Reed was released this week by the Houston Texans after publicly criticizing the the team for being “outcoached” and “outplayed” for the duration of their seven-game losing-streak. His former teammates agreed with that view, but alas, he’s gone form there and now has the chance to play for a team currently in position to earn a playoff spot. The Jets are in sixth-place in the AFC and have one of the two wild Card playoff spots firmly in their grasp.
Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan said “absolutely, yes” on Wednesday when asked if he’d like to have Reed on his team, although he also said there were plenty of other former members of his teams that he’d like to have on his roster as well.
“The big picture of right now, the current football team, I’m probably not the right guy to make all those decisions,” Ryan said, via ESPNNewYork.com. “I think sometimes there’s a comfort level in knowing guys, without question, guys that certainly played well for you. … I’d like those guys, without question.”
Dawan Landry, Antonio Allen and Jaiquawn Jarrett have been the safeties for the Jets this season and secondary play has been the biggest vulnerability on their defense this season.