Source: Patriots didn't contact Reed

Source: Patriots didn't contact Reed
November 14, 2013, 9:30 pm
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The newest New York Jet, Ed Reed, claimed Thursday that he had other options before flying to Florham Park and signing with Gang Green.

Namely, the Patriots and Dolphins. Reed, speaking with reporters Thursday in New York, indicated the Patriots showed interest but, Reed said, “Trying to go in there and learn a new situation probably would have been difficult.”

Seems we have a disconnect. Prior to Reed alleging New England contacted him, I was told by a source the Patriots did not contact Reed.

Given the whirlwind nature of Reed’s week since he’s been released by the Houston Texans, it’s possible there’s been a misunderstanding. Reed’s vague characterization of the interest expressed consisted of him saying he heard from two teams and received a text from a former teammate on a third team.

The Patriots regard for Reed has always been very high and – with that in mind – they probably won’t labor to dispel Reed’s claim.

It is, as they say, what it is.