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 agreed to terms
with the New York Jets on Thursday.
Reed spent his first 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and will reunite
with his former defensive coordinator, Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
The nine-time Pro Bowl selection joined the Texans in the offseason with a
three-year contract after winning the Super Bowl with the Ravens last year. He
missed the first two games of the 2013 season because of injury and appeared
in just seven games for Houston, but had recently lost his starting job.
After Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Reed was critical of the Houston
coaching staff, saying the 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 a Jets pass defense that ranks 24th in the league
entering Week 11 and has picked off a mere five passes this season.
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