Ed Reed, Jets reach contract agreement

Ed Reed, Jets reach contract agreement
November 14, 2013, 10:30 am
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It didn't take long for Ed Reed to find a new job.

Reed, 35, who was released by the Texans on Tuesday and cleared waivers on Wednesday, agreed to terms to join the Jets on Thursday.

Reed signed a three-year, $15 million deal to join the Texans this offseason and was the Texans' big-name free agent acquisition.

But he needed offseason hip surgery and missed the first two games of the season. Since his return, the Texans haven't won a game.

Reed had been demoted and became the team's extra safety in the dime package. He played just 12 snaps against the Cardinals then said the team was "outplayed and outcoached."

Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the move to release Reed was a football decision and Reed's former teammates were surprised by the move.

The Jets are 5-4 and very much in the playoff hunt. It's unclear if Reed will be ready to play this weekend against the Bills, but the Jets play at Baltimore on Nov. 24, which will be Reed's second homecoming game this season. He played with the Texans in Week 3 at Baltimore.

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