Source: Rich Cimini / ESPN
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — When New York Jets coach Rex Ryan learned Tuesday that Ed Reed had been released by the Houston Texans, he rushed upstairs to general manager John idzik’s office to make a pitch for the nine-time Pro Bowl safety. About 30 hours later, after Reed cleared waivers, it was a done deal.
“It’s only a rumor that I pulled a hamstring,” Ryan cracked Thursday, recalling his hurry-up offensive.
Everything happened quickly.
After a midnight meeting with Idzik, Reed returned the facility early Thursday morning, signed his contract, practiced on aching feet (new cleats) and claimed he’s ready to help the Jets for their playoff push. He’s expected to play in a situational role Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
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