Ed Reed starts for Jets, just three days after joining team

Jets head coach Rex Ryan hugs newly acquired safety Ed Reed on Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y., before...

Jets head coach Rex Ryan hugs newly acquired safety Ed Reed on Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y., before the Jets' game against the Buffalo Bills. (John Kryk/QMI Agency)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:25 PM ET

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y - The New York Jets not only activated safety Ed Reed on Sunday against Buffalo, they started him.

Just three days after the Jets signed him, and only five days after the Houston Texans released him, Reed replaced Antonio Allen in the Jets’ defensive secondary against the host Bills.

New York is the 35-year-old Reed’s third team, after 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and the first 10 weeks of this season with the Texans.

Houston released Reed less than 48 hours after he slammed the teams’ coaches. The Texans were 0-7 once Reed joined the lineup, after recovering from a nagging hip injury.

Reed leads all active NFL players with 61 career interceptions.


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