Ed Reed Spurned Patriots to Join Rex Ryan’s Jets

In this Sept. 22, 2013, file photo, Houston Texans free safety Ed Reed watches during a break in play in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Baltimore. Reed tweeted his thanks to the Texans amid reports that the nine-time Pro Bowl safety will be released in what has been a disaster of a season. The Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV both reported that Reed was expected to be released Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Reed tweeted: “Thanks to the Texans! And the City of Htown!”(AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

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In this Sept. 22, 2013, file photo, Houston Texans free safety Ed Reed watches during a break in play in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Baltimore. Reed tweeted his thanks to the Texans amid reports that the nine-time Pro Bowl safety will be released in what has been a disaster of a season. The Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV both reported that Reed was expected to be released Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Reed tweeted: “Thanks to the Texans! And the City of Htown!”(AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
In this Sept. 22, 2013, file photo, Houston Texans free safety Ed Reed watches during a break in play in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Baltimore. Reed tweeted his thanks to the Texans amid reports that the nine-time Pro Bowl safety will be released in what has been a disaster of a season. The Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV both reported that Reed was expected to be released Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Reed tweeted: “Thanks to the Texans! And the City of Htown!” (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

Things didn’t work out for Ed Reed and the Houston Texans, so the ballhawking free safety opted for more familiarity when he joined his third team in less than a year.

The New York Jets signed Reed on Thursday, reuniting him with coach Rex Ryan. The duo overlapped for seven years with the Baltimore Ravens, who employed Ryan as their defensive coordinator before he took the big promotion in New York after the 2008 season.

“It feels right, and it is right. I’m comfortable. I’m happy to be here, great situation for me,” said Reed, a five-time all-pro and former NFL defensive player of the year.

He didn’t waste any time hitting the practice field despite operating on just two hours of sleep.

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