Nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed signed on with the New York Jets after being abruptly released by the Houston Texans on Tuesday. The Jets tweeted out “:
We bolstered our secondary THURS, agreeing to terms with Ed Reed a day after the veteran S cleared waivers.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 14, 2013
Reed, 35, was a star during his 11 years playing for the Baltimore Ravens, and was integral to their Super Bowl XLVII win. After Ray Lewis retired at the end of the season, Reed sought what he thought would be greener pastures with the Houston Texans. However, after Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, he went public with his misgivings.
“Certain situations, we just got outplayed and outcoached,” he said. “Eventually, they’re going to figure out what you’re doing if you’re doing the same old things.”
Interim coach Wade Phillips was not pleased with Reed’s remarks, according to ESPN.
“Everyone has an opinion. I’ll keep mine in house,” Phillips said.
Reed was released the next day.
But Reed will have an advantage coming to the Jets. Reed has already worked closely with Rex Ryan while Ryan was the defensive coordinator for the Ravens from 2004 to 2008. This looks to be a win-win situation for all involved.