(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — Ed Reed wasn’t out of work for long.
After being released by the Houston Texans earlier this week, the safety signed a contract to play for the New York Jets for the remainder of the season.
The 35-year-old Reed signed with the Jets Thursday morning and immediately practiced with his new team.
“It feels good,” Reed said after practice. “It feels right.”
For Reed, the decision to sign with the Jets was a no-brainer. Reed will be reunited with Rex Ryan, who coached him for seven seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.
Ryan once referred to Reed as “the best safety that’s ever played,” and still believes he can make an impact on a Jets defense that is already one of the best in the NFL.
Reed lost his starting job with the Texans and managed only 16 tackles in seven games this season. He is putting that behind him now and just wants to focus on improving New York’s secondary.
“I’m not coming in like, ‘It’s me,'” Reed said. “I’m here to help any way I can.”
The Jets (5-4) are in the thick of the AFC playoff picture and take on the Buffalo Bills (3-7) on Sunday.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire