NFL news roundup: Ed Reed signed by Jets, Christian Ponder expects to start

Limited Womens Omer Asik Jersey Veteran safety Ed Reed didn’t have a long wait without a team, as the New York Jets signed him two days after he was released by the Houston Texans.

Reed was supposed to be the final piece to the Texans’ defense, but disappointing performance paired with early-season injury cost him a starting job. It’s unclear whether Reed’s release was purely performance-based, as he was critical of coaches following the team’s Week 10 loss, but the Jets believe there’s something left in the tank.

New York currently has the NFL’s 22nd-ranked pass defense and is pushing for a playoff spot. The Jets hold a Wild Card spot currently, but have an opportunity to pressure the New England Patriots.

Houston’s season has been a disaster since preseason predictions pegged the Texans to be a Super Bowl contender. Now the team has placed running back Arian Foster on IR, ending his season.

Foster had returned from an early-season hamstring injury, but had been dealing with a back injury. It’s this back injury that placed him on IR and Ben Tate will now become the team’s starting running back.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without another running back in 2017 as Mike James broke his ankle in Monday night’s win over the Miami Dolphins.

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Injuries kept hitting Monday with the news Jake Locker’s season would be over. Reports emerged Monday night that Locker would be done for the season, but placing him on injured reserve made it official.

Locker sustained a lisfrac injury in the team’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and was having his best season for Tennessee before the injury. The Titans have a difficult decision to make whether they will continue to support the oft-injured Cutler, or attempt to find a new quarterback in April’s draft.