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Report: Jets “On The Verge” Of Signing S Ed Reed

Update:

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that league sources have informed him that the Jets are “on the verge” of signing veteran S Ed Reed.

The Jets have shown the most interest since Reed became a free agent yesterday, so there’s a good chance this deal gets done sometime soon.

We’ll have more as the news is available.

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Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports that a league source has informed him that the Jets are in fact showing interest in recently released S Ed Reed.

Earlier today, Jets HC Rex Ryan mentioned that he would love to add Reed to his defense, but added that it ultimately wasn’t his decision to make.

I could say absolutely, yes, I’d like him on our team,” said Ryan, via ESPN New York.

“The big picture of right now, the current football team, I’m probably not the right guy to make all those decisions,” Ryan said. “I think sometimes there’s a comfort level in knowing guys, without question, guys that certainly played well for you. … I’d like those guys, without question.”

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Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is hearing that Jets HC Rex Ryan is “very intrigued” by the idea of signing his former S Ed Reed.

  • La Canfora adds that Ryan is “already in the process of reaching out to Reed.”
  • La Canfora also mentions that the Patriots could make a play for Reed as well given that Bill Belichick has said numerous times that Reed is one of his favorite players in the game.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that veteran S Ed Reed went unclaimed on waivers and is now free to sign with a team of his choosing.

Reed, 35, was released by the Texans on Tuesday, who will be reasonable for the remainder of his guaranteed salary this season.

Reed signed a three-year contract worth $15 million and included $6 million guaranteed with the Texans back in March. He was recently demoted to the No. 3 safety and playing only in dime packages, which resulted in him playing just 12 snaps against the Cardinals in Week 11.

The Ravens said that they are not looking to make any additions to their secondary at this point in time, so they can probably be removed from the list of potential landing spots.

Speculative options for Reed could include the Patriots, Jets, Bears, Saints and Cowboys.

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