Ed Reed is coming back to Baltimore (again), but he still wonít be wearing purple.
Reed signed with the New York Jets Thursday afternoon, a day after clearing waivers upon his release from the Houston Texans.
Reed is reuniting with Jets Head Coach and former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan.
Now heíll be playing in his former home, M&T Bank Stadium, for the second time this year as a member of another team. The Jets are slated to play in Baltimore next week, Nov. 24.
Reed, 35, lost in his first trip back to Baltimore in Week 3. It was his first game back from hip surgery, and he didnít make a big impact in the Texansí 30-9 loss. Reed recorded three tackles.
He hasnít been the same ball-hawking player Ravens fans grew accustomed to watching for 11 years. Reed doesnít have a single interception or pass deflection through seven games this season.
Reed is expected to start practicing with the Jets Thursday, and could immediately step into their defensive backfield. He would do so alongside another former Raven, strong safety Dawan Landry. The Jetsí current starting free safety is Antonio Allen.
The game will have major AFC playoff race implications for both teams.