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

Ed Reed plans on playing this season


Former Baltimore Ravens S Ed Reed plans on playing football this season. He plans on getting back onto the field and has not thought about retiring at this time.

“I’m definitely preparing to play,” Reed said, via The Baltimore Sun. “If I wasn’t, you would have heard something by now. The offseason is going great. I’m spending time with my family. I’m not in any rush at all.”

Reed still needs to find a roster though. He still needs to find someone who is interested in bringing him on and allowing him to play. He got a chance to play last season with the Houston Texans and struggled with injuries and didn’t live up to the expectations that the team had for him. He was released and picked up by the Jets, but didn’t make much of an impact with them either.

I am not sure how much more he can contribute to a roster any longer. He wasn’t able to make much of an impact last season and I wouldn’t expect much from him if he signed on with a team this year.

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  • AC

    The Jets should just pick him up on the roster the help the young guys. He can come in when they need some fresh legs and probably play better than most. Even if its 2 plays a game. He won’t command a lot of dough. And honestly, he had 2 picks last year I think which is the same amount as Darelle Revis. The Texans barely played him. Do you want him up against young speedy guys? No. But he can probably still give some help over the top and has a lot to offer on the sidelines for a young team. Plus he loves Rex and Rex loves him. Give him a million bucks for the year so we don’t get killed by the cap floor whenever that kicks in and have to pay out good money to our third string players.

    • texas_suzie

      The Texans barely played him because he barely played for the Texans. What a disappointment this guy was, and still is. Reed said the same things going into the Texans roster. It wasn’t his injuries that minimized him, it was his attitude. Texans were a decent team with bad coaching, but you don’t want a player with a bad attitude to ‘help’ your younger players. Better to use one of your own veterans to ‘help’ the younger players, to mentor them on playing for the team and not for themselves.

      • AC

        You forget Ed Reed loves Rex Ryan and vice versa. The entire Texans team was a disappointment. Reed is a hall of famer, not to mention Super Bowl champ twice over. If he thought he was not going to contribute, he would have retired. Arguably, he is the best safety in the millennium era as of now. I don’t think its detrimental for the Jets to sign him at all, I just think he certainly isn’t a bad handkerchief to have in your back pocket. He is not who he was by any means but I don’t think he went to Houston in order to putz around and fail.