Jets sticking with Ed Reed as a starter

The New York Jets are sticking with veteran free safety Ed Reed as the starter despite making no big plays in three games since being signed to a one-year contract.

He was beaten for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens and missed a tackle against the Miami Dolphins on a Brian Hartline touchdown.

The Jets have given up six touchdown passes since Reed was acquired. Reed is 35 years old and a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

"He's going to be starting unless he's injured," Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters. "I think Ed gives us the best shot If you look at it from a statistical standpoint, I can understand the question. "We all saw him miss the tackle on Hartline's touchdown. But Ed did his job, I don't think there's any doubt."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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