Shortly after inking a three-year contract worth $15 million to become a Texan, the 35-year-old Reed blindsided Houston and underwent minor hip surgery in March to repair a small labral tear.
The Texans ultimately released Reed on Tuesday following seven unproductive games as an employee in “Space City.”
Reed went unclaimed on waivers and Gang Green can ink the free agent for roughly the veteran minimum.
Although slowing, graying and gimpy, Reed could bolster the Jets’ defense and improve the squad’s overall psyche.
Backed by a powerful front seven, New York’s surprised and currently holds the sixth and final AFC playoff spot.
However, the Jets’ secondary has been unsteady and the unit is only ranked 22nd overall.
Ed Reed, an eight-time All-Pro selection who was voted a member of the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team, can’t cause the Jets to crash.by