The New York Jets added Ed Reed to their secondary after he was released by the Houston Texans. The Jets secondary is ready to embrace Reed and welcome him being added to the rotation.
“I was playing with him on ‘Madden’ for years,” said Antonio Allen, via NJ.com. “I told coach, when I had seen him this morning I was like, ‘Man, y’all brought my idol in this morning.’”
Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett says Reed will have an impact and is looking forward to learning from the future Hall of Famer.
“He makes plays all over the field so it’s just going to help us. It’s going to have a huge impact, as soon as possible,” Jarrett said. “To get a Hall of Famer like that, to learn from him and Dawan and (Antonio Cromartie), the knowledge of the game that they have that we’ll be able to just learn from, it’s going to be a great opportunity for us.”
“When you have a ball-hawking safety,” cornerback Antonio Cromartie, “you can be more aggressive.”
Reed will probably have a limited role in the next game as he tries to learn the defense.