One of the best safeties the NFL has ever seen is making his way to Buffalo.
The Bills have hired Ed Reed as an assistant defensive backs coach.
During his 12-year career Reed was selected to nine Pro Bowls. He was a five-time All-Pro and the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
His 64 career interceptions rank as sixth-most in NFL history. His 1,590 interception return yards is most in league history.
Reed retired last May. He played for Bills head coach Rex Ryan in Baltimore and with the New York Jets.
Below is a statement from Rex Ryan:
“Ed Reed is going to be such a great asset to our team. First off, having spent time with Ed in Baltimore and then in New York—I can attest to the incredibly high level of professionalism he is going to bring with him to Buffalo. All of the things he’s done throughout his entire playing career, such as how he studies film, preparing throughout the week for game days, and things like that, he will impress upon our players."
"Obviously, he’s played in this system at a MVP-caliber level and he’s a real student of the game. I think he’s going to be a phenomenal coach and I truly believe our players are going to love learning from him.” - Rex Ryan, Bills Head Coach
The Bills parted ways with former defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson on Tuesday. It's expected that Defensive Coordinator Dennis Thurman will work with the DB's.
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