Veteran FS Ed Reed is arguably the best in the business, as far as his position goes. He's a ball-hawk with instincts as good as any. So, when we heard that he may miss the Jets' 2010-11 home opener on 9/13, it's safe to say we were happy. Especially with the secondary already ailing, as CB Domonique Foxworth was recently placed on Injured Reserve with an ACL injury.
Reed has been actively running, but not practicing, in recovering from an ongoing hip injury.
However, let's not count our chickens before they hatch. Because, according to the National Football Post, he has not been ruled out just yet.
Baltimore Ravens star free safety Ed Reed's status for the regular season will be decided Saturday, according to coach John Harbaugh.
The Ravens will either place Reed on the reserve physically unable to perform list, meaning the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year will miss at least the first six games of the season, or they'll activate him to the 53-man roster.
On Monday, Reed met with Harbaugh, general manager Ozzie Newsome, defensive backs coach Chuck Pagano and defensive coordinator Greg Mattison.
"He wants to come back, but he understands the situation, too," Harbaugh said. "There’s a lot more that goes into it. We have until Saturday to make a decision and I’m sure we’ll take until Saturday to figure that out."
Ed Reed is a treat to watch, he is everything what a free safety should embody and he has always been in a system where he has been primed for success. Rex, being his former defensive coordinator, knows all about that.....