Tag:Jeff Reed
Posted on: September 4, 2011 2:36 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2011 11:05 pm
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NFL teams continue to fill out 53-man rosters



Posted by Ryan Wilson

NFL teams reduced their rosters to 53 players Saturday night, but that's just the beginning of the roster-assembly process. Some newly unemployed big-name free agents weren't out of work long, and teams in need of depth meant that other mid-level players found homes quickly, too. And then there are the practice squads.

Luckily, we got you covered here at the Eye on Football blog where, to quote Banky Edwards, we're like CNN and the Weather Channel: providing constant updates.

So check back often and bookmark CBSSports.com's Rapid Reports while you at it.
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Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:16 pm
 

Jeff Reed signs with the 49ers

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Now that former Steelers K Jeff Reed has taken some time off to collect himself, he’ll try to rejuvenate his career across the country in San Francisco.

Reed Reed signed with the 49ers today, CSNbayarea.com confirmed, a few days after San Francisco cut K Shane Andrus – who made 2 of 4 field goal attempts in two games with the team.

The signing of Reed - who made 15 of 22 field goals this year but missed three of his last seven in Pittsburgh- means regular 49ers K Joe Nedney, who’s been out the past two games with a sprained knee, isn’t ready to return to action. It also means Reed’s tenure in San Francisco might be rather short.

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Posted on: November 18, 2010 10:38 am
 

Jeff Reed turns down two teams

Posted by Andy BenoitJ. Reed (US Presswire)

After former Steelers kicker Jeff Reed cleared waivers, he fielded phone calls from two NFL teams, according to his agent Don Henderson. One of those teams was the Cincinnati Bengals, which Reed turned away.

“We talked with the Bengals and considered it a good opportunity, but thought it was best that we’re not going to kick this weekend,” Henderson told Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It wasn’t because of the Bengals (that we turned down the offer). We thought it would be better for Jeff to recharge and get ready for the rest of the season. We’ll start listening to offers again on Sunday or Monday.”

In other words, Reed gave Cincy the “it’s not you, it’s me.” The Bengals, in the meantime, have settled on untested Aaron Pettrey to replace the injured Mike Nugent. If Pettrey struggles, Reed would field another call from the Bengals. It's not known which other team contacted Reed.

It’s unusual to see any unemployed player pass on an opportunity like this, but because Reed was waived after signing a franchise tag tender, the Steelers must still pay him the remaining $1.16 million of his $2.814 salary.

If Reed were to sign with another club, whatever money he made would be in addition to his original salary. This means his poor performance – nine missed field goals on the season – will essentially end up giving him a raise.


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Posted on: November 17, 2010 9:16 pm
 

Jeff Reed content to sit back and wait

J. Reed, cut by Pittsburgh on Tuesday, is in no hurry to get back to the field (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

K Jeff Reed, who was released by the Steelers on Tuesday, passed through waivers today without anybody claiming him. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t interest, because, according to Pro Football Talk and the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy, at least two squads offered him contracts and a third showed interest in acquiring his services.

PFT, citing the reporting of Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange, wrote Reed will take at least a week off while deciding the next stop of his career. That’s because Pittsburgh, which placed the franchise tag on Reed, has to continue paying his weekly salary of more than $160,000.

“Jeff is not going to kick this week, although he could have,” Reed’s agent, Don Henderson, told Pasquarelli.  “He decided he wants to just let the dust settle a bit before he moves on.”

One of those teams that showed interest, according to Reedy, was former AFC North rival Cincinnati – which signed former Ohio State kicker Aaron Pettrey on Tuesday after the Bengals had to place regular K Mike Nugent on IR.

“We talked with the Bengals and considered it a good opportunity. But thought it was best that we’re not going to kick this weekend,” Henderson told Reedy. “It wasn’t because of the Bengals (that we turned down the offer). We thought it would be better for Jeff to recharge and get ready for the rest of the season. We’ll start listening to offers again on Sunday or Monday.”

The best part about this for Reed: since he went unclaimed, the Steelers have to pay the rest of his salary regardless. If another team signs him, Reed would receive a second salary on top of what he’s making from Pittsburgh. Pretty good for a guy who’s missed 7 of 22 attempted field goals this season.

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Posted on: November 16, 2010 12:31 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2010 1:37 pm
 

Steelers cut K Jeff Reed

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It appears that Jeff Reed’s seventh missed field goal of the season– a 26-yard chip shot Monday night in Pittsburgh vs. the Patriots – will be his last for the Steelers.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that Pittsburgh has told Reed he has been cut. The Steelers will sign Shaun Suisham to replace Reed.

Will gives a good refresher course on Reed’s season here. You know, how he complained about the lack of a new contract and then had the worst year of his career in response.

Now, Suisham, a five-year veteran, get his chance. He hasn’t played this year, and throughout his career, he’s shuffled between gigs with the Cowboys and the Redskins. For his career, he’s been successful on 79.1 percent of his chances (Reed’s career percentage, by the way, is 81.9 percent).

But the worst part of Reed’s week? He was featured near the bottom of Will’s NFL Approval Matrix this week. Just how many insults is one man supposed to take, anyway?

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Posted on: November 16, 2010 1:20 am
 

F&R NFL Approval Matrix, Week 10

Posted by Will Brinson

Our affinity for graphs and charts and purty pictures knows no bounds, so (with a nod to the smartypants at NY Mag), we present the NFL Approval Matrix. Suggestions, complaints and intellecutual property lawsuits may be directed to us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL).

Click to embiggen.


Posted on: November 15, 2010 6:10 pm
 

Steelers considering cutting kicker Reed?

Posted by Will Brinson

Jeff Reed made a whole lot of noise before the season about how he needed a new contract and how he was so much better than other kickers with bigger deals (naming Sebastian Janikowski specifically) and then, later, how bad some of his teammates were on special teams.

That noise appears to have been foolish, as Reed's been just terrible this year, hitting just 68.2 percent of his field goal attempts. He's 0-fer from 40-49 yards, just 2 for 4 from 50-plus, and missed a 24-yarder, for those wondering exactly where the seven whiffs came from.

Oh yes, and he might get cut -- Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Steelers are bringing in kickers for workouts on Tuesday. So, theoretically, if anyone impresses them enough, Reed's getting a pink slip.

Reed's missed 24-yarder, you may recall, came on Sunday night against the Patriots and afterwards, let loose on fans, turf and the media (naturally), claiming that "percentages are overrated" and "if you're not perfect in [Pittsburgh] you're gonna hear about it." All while wearing a shirt that, according to SteelersDepot.com, read "Haters Hate."

Reed did acknowledge that his "numbers are down" this year, and that's pretty obvious thanks to "math" and "division."

Now Reed just better hope he's not a victim of "subtraction" too.

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Posted on: August 30, 2010 12:08 am
Edited on: August 30, 2010 12:15 am
 

Burning questions revisited

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

D. Dixon didn't do himself any favors Sunday night (US Presswire). Earlier this evening, we presented three burning questions the Steelers and the Broncos would face when they met at Invesco Field. After Denver finished off a 34-17 win, we have a few more answers (which are in bold).

Steelers

1. What the heck is going on with the starting QB spot? This has been one of my favorite questions all preseason, because much of what the Steelers coaching staff has done hasn’t made sense to me. Like tonight, for example. Byron Leftwich most likely will be the starter once the season begins, but he probably won’t play tonight until the second half when the second-team is going, after Ben Roethlisberger – who, of course, won’t be playing the season-opener – and Dennis Dixon, who should be the starter in place of Roethlisberger, takes their reps. A bonus question: why? I still don’t know the answer, but I’ll tell you this: Dixon lost any chance he had to be a starter by tossing two interceptions and showing his inexperience and poor decision-making.

2. How will C Maurkice Pouncey perform against a first-team defensive line? Earlier this week, Pouncey surpassed Justin Hartwig as the starting center, and tonight, he’ll test his wares against a very good nose tackle in Jamal Williams. He had some good moments against Williams and some bad moments where he allowed the Broncos to penetrate the backfield and get pressure on Dixon. But overall, this is a move that should work out well for Pittsburgh.

3. What’s up with RB Rashard Mendenhall? There have been rumors that Mendenhall suffered a broken arm in practice, but those talks have been debunked by reporters who actually are in the know. He is expected to start tonight. Of course, he played. No surprise there. He was workmanlike with 28 yards on five carries before calling it a night. But the breakout RB belonged to Steelers rookie Jonathan Dwyer, who recorded 89 yards and a score on just 13 carries while looking strong on one play and fast on the next.

Broncos

1. Will the run defense stop anybody? Last year, the Broncos ranked 26th in the NFL by allowing 128.7 rushing yards per game. So, after signing a plethora of defensive linemen in the offseason, where has that gotten the Broncos? Dead last in the preseason stats with 171 rushing yards per game. Tonight, Mendenhall will provide the next test for the Broncos defense to pass. Dwyer was awesome tonight, though it came mostly against second and third-stringers. Still, the Broncos allowed 175 rushing yards on the night. Obviously, that’s not what Denver’s coaches wanted.

2. Can RB Knowshon Moreno play tonight? It doesn’t sound like it. As the Denver Post reports, Moreno doesn’t look anywhere close to returning, as he’s taking his cuts rather gingerly. The Broncos need him to return to the starting lineup, but it most likely won’t be tonight’s starting lineup. No, he didn’t play. Instead, we saw the return of LenDale White, who actually looked pretty good. He had 34 yards and a score on 12 yards, and if he didn’t have to sit out a four-game suspension to open the season, he’d have a better chance of making the squad.

3. Will Tim Tebow return? Of course, we have to ask this question, no matter how dirty it makes us feel. Pregame reports are saying he was throwing during warmups, so it sounds like he might dress. And if he dresses, there’s a decent chance he plays. He played, and he threw a god-awful interception. But he also showed a nice touch and good awareness on his 3-yard TD pass to Eric Decker. Either way, he looked more competent than Brady Quinn.

A few more observations:

-There was plenty of talk about how punter Daniel Sepulveda would take Jeff Reed’s job as the kickoff specialist. Well, Sepulveda booted the game-opening kickoff out of bounds for a penalty. One word: ugh.

-James Farrior did his best Eli Manning impression with that cut on his head.

-There was a scary moment for Broncos fans when Kyle Orton tried to deliver a hit on Steelers LB James Harrison after he picked up and ran with an alleged fumble. We’ll say this: it didn’t end well for Orton, who briefly left the game following his tackle. Like I said on Twitter, you don’t want Orton anywhere near Harrison when the latter is returning a possible fumble.

-The Steelers accumulated four personal foul penalties in the first half. That’s pretty ridiculous. Not the sign of a real disciplined team.

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