View Full Version : New Deal for Reed Rumors

02-22-2010, 03:10 PM
Seen a couple twitter feeds today stating a deal for Reed is coming (4yr 2.25-2.50mil/per).

Can anyone confirm or deny?

02-22-2010, 03:20 PM
Let's hope that they negotiate with him and keep him around. Jeff has been a key for us over the years and has been very consistent. Sorry, I can't confirm but I have heard similar rumors.... :yellowthumb:

02-22-2010, 04:06 PM
Considering Seabass out in Oakland is getting like 4 million per year in his deal, Im sure the Steelers would be quite content with giving Reed 2.5 million per season if they can swing it. The Raiders kicker is exception though and he's been doing it forever, Reed has been solid for us over his career too, so 2.5 per season would be pretty fair IMO. Most kickers don't 7 digits a year period.

It would make sense to get Reed locked up because with FA looming, they can shift their priorities to Hampton.

02-22-2010, 07:34 PM
I dont know... Personally i think its too much, seeing he sucks so hard at kick-offs. He has like 30 Touch-backs in his career.

Black@Gold Forever32
02-22-2010, 07:39 PM
I dont know... Personally i think its too much, seeing he sucks so hard at kick-offs. He has like 30 Touch-backs in his career.

Very good point but at the same time Reed does make his field goals at Heinz Field......I really don't know what to think about the Steelers resigning Jeff Reed.....He can kick in Heinz Field but he is terrible at kick-offs......I also don't want the Steelers to carry three kickers for just one kicker to be a kick-off specialist.....So this might be the time to find Reed's replacement who hopefully can kick off to but we might have to live with some growing pains while the new kicker adjusts to Heinz Field which could cost the Steelers a few games......

02-22-2010, 07:52 PM
I may be in the minority here, but I dont think Reed is worth as much as he is asking for. Sure, he has led the league over the last three years in percentage, but he sucks (career less than 50% from 50 yards or more) from long range. So, we dont make him attempt from more than 50 yards very often, which helps his average. I realize he is practically automatic from under 50, but I dont think thats worth 3 or 4 million a year. Especially with our special teams, we could use somebody who kicks it out of the back of the end zone.

02-22-2010, 08:52 PM
I hope they throw him a few extra bucks to keep him from posting pics of his weiner on the web!

K Train
02-22-2010, 09:24 PM
hes a clown and gives one of the worst fake efforts to force someone out of bounds ive ever seen....im ready to move on

02-22-2010, 09:51 PM
"c'mon man" ...

02-22-2010, 09:58 PM
I still think that's too much, but I'm happy to keep Jeff Reed here. A kick off specialist would be nice..and maybe some lessons on how to tackle.

02-22-2010, 11:46 PM
The Steelers are not going to get a kickoff specialist if they keep Reed. That would be ridiculous. 5 roster spots would go to a kicker, field goal kicker, kickoff return man, punter and 3rd string QB.

02-23-2010, 06:52 AM
Just saying. A touchback every now and then would be nice.

02-23-2010, 07:54 PM
Jeff Reed to get transition tag

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on February 23, 2010 7:34 PM ET
The Steelers will take full advantage of the rules governing the uncapped season.

On the same day word leaked that the team will use the franchise tag on Casey Hampton, NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports the team will use the transition tag on kicker Jeff Reed.

Reed can sign an offer sheet elsewhere, but the Steelers will have the right to match the offer. The eight-year veteran will make $2.629 million if he signs a one-year contract as the team's transition player.

We won't be surprised if Reed plays under the one-year contract. The recent Sebastian Janikowski contract could make a long-term deal tough, but the presence of Jay Feely, Neil Rackers, and Shayne Graham on the open market may keep teams from bothering to bring in Reed.

Add it all up, and the Steelers should be keeping their very own liquored up kicker.


02-23-2010, 08:07 PM
Giving him the transition tag probably helps signing Casey to a long-term deal.

02-23-2010, 08:22 PM
As a kicker he's money and that's one reason to keep him but his off the field antics are a killer....He rarely misses and thats hard to find in this league!