Notebook: Ed Reed Opts for Rex Ryan, Jets

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Notebook: Ed Reed Opts for Rex Ryan, Jets
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FOXBORO — Ed Reed quickly ended his time in free agency yesterday by signing with the Jets and reuniting with New York coach Rex Ryan, who was the veteran safety's defensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens. As it turned out, Ryan might have been the reason Reed chose the Jets over the Patriots. Reed told the New York media yesterday the Patriots reached out after he cleared waivers on Wednesday afternoon, as the Herald reported, but the future Pro Football Hall of Famer didn't want to learn a new system at this point in the season. He preferred familiarity with Ryan.

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