Reed In Holding Pattern

By: Mike Zappone

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A day after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jeff Reed is caught in NFL limbo by the league’s waiver process.

Now, the question becomes whether he will land on another roster by 4 p.m. or become a free agent.

By rule, Reed is on waivers until 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

If no team makes a claim on the former Steelers kicker by the deadline, he will become a free agent. It would seem the waiver process is a mere formality.

Teams making waiver claims would have to assume the rest of Reed’s contract for this season (about $1.2 million).

Once he becomes a free agent, any franchise can work out their own deal and terms with Reed. The Steelers would be on the hook for the rest of the contract they gave him when he received their franchise player designation.

A source close to Reed tells KDKA-TV he’s in a holding pattern for a few more hours. By league rules, Reed and his representatives can have no contact or arrange any workouts with NFL teams until the waiver process runs its course.

Comments

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  1. STEVE says:

    GOOD LUCK JEFF. YOU ALL KNOW THIS IS GOING TO COME BACK AND BITE US IN THE ASS

  2. MARIO says:

    GOOD LUCK JEFF. YOU DID GREAT JOB FOR 9 SEASONS FOR THE STEELERS

  3. Mar says:

    Good Luck Jeff. You have served us well. Its a cryingshame you were scapegoated for our loss on Sunday. You will definetly be picked up soon.

  4. R says:

    Fair well Jeff,
    I hope you land with another team but soon you will find there is no better than the Steeler Organization. Change is good and I hope this works out best for all.

  5. 2059 says:

    Here’s hoping you kick the field goal that knocks the Squeelers out of playoff contention.

  6. Denise Mccloskey says:

    Don let the door hit you in the on the way out Jeff!
    Steeler Fan!

  7. brittnie says:

    I honestly think this was a mistake becas it wasn’t jeffs fault we were losing we didn’t do good at all so what do we do replace the whole team?

  8. Matt says:

    Jeff Reed sucks! Thank god he is gone! This will not bite us in the ass! Go Suisham!

  9. paula says:

    When did errors become quanitative for kickers. I feel so bad for jeff Reed. How many intersptions and sack can a quarterback have before he is released? How many droped balls by a reseiver before he is released. We sure can be fair weather fans here in the burgh.

  10. Bonnie says:

    Hey Jeff, you should have consulted pig ben on how to change your image.

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