"He's already had outstanding production, including his MVP season in 2004. He's an emerging
leader on our defense and to the whole team for that matter. The way he works,
the way he prepares speaks volumes to his teammates."
Reed, originally a first-round draft choice (24th overall) in 2002, has
blossomed into one of the top playmakers in the league. In addition to his
Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004, when he led the league with nine
interceptions and set a new NFL record with 358 interception return yards, Reed
has two Pro Bowl nods (2003, 2004).
In his four-year career, Reed has 307 total tackles, 61 passes defensed and a
franchise-record 22 interceptions, returning three for touchdowns. He has also
blocked four punts, returning three for touchdowns (tied for NFL record).
Despite missing six games (high ankle sprain) in 2005, Reed was a first
alternate to the Pro Bowl when he finished the season with 40 tackles, was third
on the team with 12 passes defensed and had one interception (returned for 23
**Reed has seven career touchdowns to his credit (3 INT returns, 3 punt block
returns and 1 fumble recovery).