Kicker Jeff Reed wants to return to NFL


Kicker Jeff Reed won’t settle for the CFL or the Arena League. Instead, he wants to play in the NFL and plans on playing once again after it appeared his career as a kicker had come to an end. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Reed is attemping a comeback which seems to be a lot easier said than actually done.

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“I looked into the CFL and the Arena League,” Reed said via the Pittsburg Post-Gazette. “It’s just a lot of work for little pay, and it sounds kind of shallow, but when you’ve played for the most elite level of football and you think you can still do it, why wouldn’t you?”

Jeff Reed clearly likes his chances to make an NFL roster, despite not having NFL action since 2011 when he attended the Seahawks training camp. However, he failed to make the 53-man roster. If it’s any consolation, he has kicked at Steelers fantasy camps.

Reed said he made inquiries to Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt, whom he worked with in Pittsburgh, but Whisenhunt stated that he preferred a younger option. Younger options generally mean cheaper options. Reed is definitely the real deal. He made 82.2 percent of his kick in his 10-year career, but with the current kicker. He would be a long shot for most rosters.

Sort of like Josh Freeman, he’ll have to hope that an incumbent starter has either a mental or physical collapse. Odd to wish against someone’s well-being, but when there are hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line, all is fair.