Peter King of SI.com said during Sunday night’s Pro Bowl pregame on NBC that Ed Reed most likely will hit the market in March, and that Patriots coach Bill Belichick (described by King as the president of the Ed Reed Fan Club) will swoop in and sign him.
That would be a far cry from the last time the Ravens let a high-profile defender test the waters of the open market. Four years ago, linebacker Ray Lewis found no takers, and he eventually re-signed with the Ravens.
For the Patriots’ possible interest in Reed, it’s less about intangibles and more about the need for someone who can make the secondary significantly better. Reed can do that. And Belichick surely knows it.
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