Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Jets safety Ed Reed (22) looks at the scoreboard during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New York Jets not interested in Ed Reed return

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The New York Jets are in a season where they need to get better right now and they seem to have made the additions in the offseason to make sure that happens — finally.

Rex Ryan got a vote of confidence, the team added big offensive weapons and things are starting to look up for the New York Jets. But one player you probably shouldn’t expect to see around in 2014 is Ed Reed as it would appear that whatever experiment the Jets had with him has failed.

According to Rich Cimini from ESPN New York, the Jets are highly unlikely to consider bringing back Ed Reed and it would take a massive injury to change their minds.

Been there, done that. I actually think Ed Reed would have a positive impact on Calvin Pryor, just as he did last season for Dee Milliner, but the Jets want to stay as young as possible. Can’t say I blame them. If something happened to Dawan Landry, maybe they would have a change of heart.

This seems to be the right move for the Jets as Reed flamed out pretty badly with them last season after looking like he may have one last burst of talent left. But he just looked really old and really useless which is a shame as it was a hard and violent fall from the top for Reed who just months before was hoisting the Lombardi Trophy with the Baltimore Ravens but was then reduced to being a shell of the player he was.

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  • speakincreeker

    These writers need to start proof reading their articles. He calls Ed Reed, Red, Redd and finally Reed. Guys, show some professionalism will ya?

  • AC

    First of all, Reed played pretty decently for the Jets. He was playing with a better secondary in Baltimore the year they won the Super Bowl (and in 2000 when the won the Bowl with Rex). Whatever happened with him on the Texans, I’m not sure. I don;t follow them. Could have been a different defense schematically, whatever. If I remember, Reed did have 2 INTs for the Jets, which was only in like 4 games or something. He also supposedly helped the younger guys develop which is an intangible that is hard to quantify in dollars. Yes he was kind of burned in the Miami game on a deep ball, but where was the corner? Do I want hom as one of the Jets starting safeties? No. But considering how far we are under the cap I don’t think it would hurt to have him as a backup if there are any roster spots.