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Sun, 24 Nov 2002 09:19:13 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have declared CB Michael Hawthorne, LB Bryan Cox, LB Travis Carroll, LB J.R. Johnson, G LeCharles Bentley, WR Jake Reed and DT Martin Chase inactive for week twelve. QB J.T. O’Sullivan is the team’s emergency QB.
Wed, 02 Oct 2002 09:14:04 -0700
The Associated Press reports veteran WR Jake Reed is ready to step in for the injured Donte Stallworth (hamstring) as the New Orleans Saints No. 3 WR this week. "We feel confident Jake will step in, and we don't miss a beat," Saints offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy said. "He's real proven." Reed said he's ready to play.
Mon, 30 Sep 2002 14:57:46 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Haslett said WR Jake Reed (fingers) suffered a dislocated finger over the weekend. He’ll be fine.
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 08:34:51 -0700
Despite earlier reports to the contrary, New Orleans Saints backup WR Jake Reed (hamstring) suited up and played in Sunday's game. He had one catch for 12 yards.
Sun, 08 Sep 2002 10:00:56 -0700
FOX Sports reports New Orleans Saints WR Jake Reed (hamstring) will not play in Sunday's game.
Tue, 03 Sep 2002 07:53:56 -0700
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints WR Jake Reed (hamstring) is uncertain for Sunday's game. Coach Jim Haslett said he won't know Howard's availability until the team practices Tuesday.
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 08:17:48 -0700
The Sun Herald reports New Orleans Saints WR Jake Reed (hamstring) will not play in Friday's pre-season game.
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 07:30:05 -0700
The Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints WR Jake Reed (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, but the injury is not considered serious.
Tue, 12 Mar 2002 15:08:49 -0800
NewOrleansSaints.com reports the team has announced the official signing of free agent WR Jake Reed (Vikings). "Jake was with us when we won the NFC West title in 2000, and it was evident how much leadership he brought to our locker room. Everyone agrees we missed his presence last year. We also believe he can be a nice addition to our offense, particularly on third downs," said GM Randy Mueller.
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 21:04:02 -0800
As an update, Don Banks reports for CNN/SI free agent CB Dale Carter's (Vikings) deal with the New Orleans Saints is reportedly a seven-year contract. It averages between $4 million and $5 million, including a $3 million partially deferred signing bonus. Barring an unexpected last-minute turn of events, Carter and his brother, WR Jake Reed, are expected to sign the deals on Tuesday, when they make previously scheduled trips to New Orleans.
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 21:01:52 -0800
As an update, Don Banks reports for CNN/SI the one-year contract agreed to with the New Orleans Saints by free agent WR Jake Reed (Vikings) is worth about $750,000.
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 20:26:20 -0800
Pete Prisco reports for SportsLine.com the New Orleans Saints have reached a contract agreement with free agent WR Jake Reed (Vikings). He is CB Dale Carter's brother and the two have a close relationship, and the Saints feel Reed will be a good influence on Carter. Of course, the team agreed to terms with Carter earlier Monday.
Sun, 10 Mar 2002 10:19:07 -0800
According to Bill Williamson of the Pioneer Press, agent Mitch Frankel said once again it appears free agent CB Dale Carter (Vikings) will sign with the New Orleans Saints. Frankel said said Carter and his brother, free agent WR Jake Reed (Vikings), will visit the Saints on Tuesday.
Thu, 07 Mar 2002 20:35:47 -0800
Jay Glazer reports for SportsLine.com the New Orleans Saints are closing in on a contract agreement with free agent CB Dale Carter (Vikings). Saints and league sources told SportsLine.com Carter will agree to a four-year, $20 million deal that includes a three-tiered signing bonus of $3 million. The bonus will be paid out in three installments of $1 million each. Carter is supposed to come along with his half brother, free agent WR Jake Reed (Vikings).
Tue, 05 Mar 2002 10:54:42 -0800
According to Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, talks between free agent CB Dale Carter and the New Orleans Saints are heating up. The Saints have talked about offering him a four-year deal. The team also wants to bring back WR Jake Reed (Vikings), Carter's brother, as part of the deal. Their agent, Mitch Frankel, said talks between the two sides are expected to continue on Tuesday.
Mon, 04 Mar 2002 20:35:25 -0800
The Dallas Morning News reports the Dallas Cowboys continue to talk with the agents for free agent TEs Ken Dilger (Colts) and Stephen Alexander (Redskins). Alexander is expected to visit this week. The team also continues to talk with free agent CB Dale Carter and WR Jake Reed, both of the Vikings.
Fri, 01 Mar 2002 15:47:31 -0800
Dallas Cowboys.com reports free agent WR Jake Reed and CB Dale Carter in for visits. Both live in the Dallas area and they took an official tour of the Cowboys training complex in hopes of landing free-agent deals.
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 07:36:54 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press that Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice wants the team to re-sign WR Jake Reed, the team's No. 3 receiver last year, for his leadership skills. However, Reed's production has slipped in recent years and likely cannot be counted on as a starter. The team may cut WR Chris Walsh because he's reluctant to take a pay cut. Tice said the team plans to look towards free agency and the NFL Draft for wide receiver help.
Sun, 24 Feb 2002 17:17:26 -0800
Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune reports for the Sporting News the New Orleans Saints apparently have Minnesota Vikings free agent CB Dale Carter high on their off-season wish list. Might they look to bring Carter and his half-brother WR Jake Reed to New Orleans together? Reed has already had one stint with the Saints. Of course WR Cris Carter is available and the Saints are trying to figure out if he fits in with them. The Saints would also like to add a veteran outside linebacker. A new every-down TE is on their list too. Re-signing DE Joe Johnson remains the No. 1 priority for the Saints, but can they afford him is the question.
Thu, 03 Jan 2002 19:47:30 -0800
Sean Jensen reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings WR Cris Carter (ribs) may sit out Monday night's game. A magnetic resonance imaging exam taken Monday confirmed a fracture of the second rib, near the sternum on the left side of his chest. Carter has not been able to practice this week. Carter characterized his chances of playing Sunday as "50-50." WR Jake Reed has been taking Carter's place in practice.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 10:08:15 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Vikings will likely have at least a small interest in signing free agent CB Dale Carter, just released by the Broncos. They have had a longtime interest in Carter, the brother of Vikings WR Jake Reed.
Sat, 06 Oct 2001 10:03:54 -0700
The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Jake Reed said playing against the New Orleans Saints, who released Reed in the offseason, will be just like every other game. Reed said he didn’t make many ties in New Orleans, so playing against the saints won’t be very emotional.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 20:30:01 -0700
The Star-Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Jake Reed would love to see his brother, CB Dale Carter, join the team. He first needs to be reinstated by the league and then released by the Broncos. The Vikings have held internal talks about signing Carter, if he becomes available and is willing to sign for close to the veteran's minimum of $477,000.
Sat, 05 May 2001 13:42:37 -0700
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minnesota Vikings WR Jake Reed showed up at mini-camp looking noticeably slimmer. He changed his diet and workout program during the off-season. Reed is happy to be returning to Minnesota this year to play with WR Cris Carter, who is expected to retire after the season. Head coach Dennis Green has predicted that Reed will catch around 45 passes this season as the team's No. 3 wideout.
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 23:50:41 -0800
The Star Tribune reports today's signing of WR Jake Reed means WR Chris Walsh probably falls to No. 4 WR on the Minnesota Vikings depth chart. The team still wants to re-sign Walsh although talks have not gone smoothly. There is still talk the team could pursue CB Dale Carter, if he is released by the Broncos and reinstated by the league after last year's suspension. The Vikings continue to pursue an upgrade to their defensive line. They have been negotiating to re-sign DE Fernando Smith and as previously reported they visited with free agent DT Chester McGlockton and DEs Lance Johnstone and Keith Washington. Coach Dennis Green said recently he expects to sign two of those four players.
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 20:35:05 -0800
The team's official site reports the Minnesota Vikings, as an update to some earlier stories, have officially signed WR Jake Reed. "He comes back to us with a clear-cut role. His ability to play on the outside will be a major plus in our passing offense." said coach Dennis Green. Reportedly, Reed signed a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum plus a signing bonus worth just under $125,000.
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 15:33:36 -0800
As an update to previous reports, SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports free agent WR Jake Reed (Saints) has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, which is the team he spent most of his career with. According to the Pioneer Press, the deal includes a signing bonus worth around $125,000.
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 21:32:02 -0800
Don Banks of CNN/SI reports free agent WR Jake Reed is expected to agree to a one-year contract calling for slightly more than $500,000 plus incentives with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday. He is expected to be the team's No. 3 WR. Dallas apparently lost interest in Reed when WR Carl Pickens entered their plans.
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 08:01:25 -0800
The Star-Telegram reports former Denver Broncos DT Keith Traylor will visit with the Dallas Cowboys later today. He's also expected to meet with the Bears. The Cowboys, as an update to a previous story, are talking to the agent for free agent WR Jake Reed. Reed has not made a visit to the Cowboys at this time.
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 23:40:46 -0800
According to Don Banks of CNN/SI the Minnesota Vikings reportedly face competition from the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys for free agent WR Jake Reed's services. The Vikings are offering Reed a one-year deal for about $500,000, plus incentives to be their No. 3 WR. Reed lives in Dallas in the off-season and likes the idea of being the No. 3 WR in Dallas. Agent Mitch Frankel is scheduled to talk to the Vikings again on Tuesday. The Saints are likely only able to offer Reed their No. 4 WR job and they are reportedly third on Reed's short list.
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 22:35:00 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings plan to re-sign WR Chris Walsh and they still might sign free agent WR Jake Reed as potential replacements for WR Matthew Hatchette. As previously reported, Hatchette agreed to sign with the New York Jets earlier today. His contract is reportedly an incentive-laden, two-year deal. Former Vikings OT Todd Steussie is scheduled to meet with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday after meeting with the Bengals on Monday.
Sat, 17 Mar 2001 09:30:07 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Mike Sullivan, the agent for Minnesota Vikings free agent WR Chris Walsh, has had conversations with the team but no deal in imminent. Walsh wants to return, but has had casual talks with other teams. Talks with their own free agent DE Fernando Smith are expected to heat up next week. Agent Mitch Frankel representing free agent WR Jake Reed talked to the Vikings again, but a deal is not close. Sources said the Bengals are primed to offer former Vikings OT Todd Steussie a lucrative long-term deal as their top free agent target. As previously reported, there is a chance Steussie may be interested in signing a one-year deal then going back on the open market next year. Both Denver and Tampa Bay seem willing to go with a short-term deal.
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 21:57:15 -0800
Don Banks reports for CNN/SI the Minnesota Vikings have contacted free agent WR Jake Reed's agent, Mitch Frankel, and expressed a desire to open negotiations. With WR Matthew Hatchette expected to leave via free agency, the Vikings would like a WR like Reed to compete for the No. 3 WR spot. Hatchette will visit Kansas City and Philadelphia in the coming days, according to Frankel, his agent. As a follow up to an earlier story today, Banks calls the odds of OT Todd Steussie returning to the Vikings as about 50-50. Tampa Bay, San Francisco, Cleveland, Cincinnati and San Diego could be team's with an interest in Steussie if he gets released.
Wed, 28 Feb 2001 21:58:59 -0800
CNN/SI's Don Banks reports, as expected, the New Orleans Saints have parted company with WR Jake Reed and TE Andrew Glover. They also waived OL Mike Halapin. The team saved about $3.4 million in cap space by releasing Reed and Glover. The Saints may attempt to re-sign Reed, but agent Mitch Frankel said Glover won't be back. The Saints are now believed to be at or under the NFL $67.4 million salary cap as Friday's deadline approaches. The team can now delay a roster decision on LB Mark Fields. As previously reported, the Saints are believed to be interested in pursuing Green Bay WR Corey Bradford, a restricted free agent.
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 01:23:02 -0800
The Biloxi Sun Herald reports New Orleans Saints GM Randy Mueller stated he feels the team still has six or seven need areas they'd like to improve at this off-season. A year ago this time, the Saints were busy cleaning house. They won't be as drastic in their changes this year, but there will be some. Receivers, tight ends and defensive backs appear to be areas the team is interested in. DL Joe Johnson, DL La'Roi Glover, LB Keith Mitchell and LB Darrin Smith all earned close to $5.5 million in incentives which will hit the team in the salary cap department this year but with the expected release of WR Jake Reed and TE Andrew Glover, the team will save $3.2 million under the cap.
Sun, 25 Feb 2001 23:27:05 -0800
According to Jeff Duncan of the Sporting News the New Orleans Saints would like to land another big-play WR via the NFL Draft since the free agent pool at WR is shallow. There other priorities are safety and fullback, while depth at defensive tackle and tight end are possibilities. One free agent who could attract interest from the team is Dallas WR James McKnight. He played under GM Randy Mueller when they were both in Seattle. Mueller liked Jay Bellamy while in Seattle and might try to bring him to New Orleans. The team may wave farewell to some of their own free agents including, CB Alex Molden, S Rob Kelly, DL Jared Tomich, RB Terry Allen, FB Brian Milne, DB Chris Canty and QB Billy Joe Tolliver. WR Jake Reed, about to be released may be back at a cheaper salary, but TE Andrew Glover is not expected back.
Sun, 25 Feb 2001 11:31:24 -0800
The Times Picayune reports because of the limited funds, Saints GM Randy Mueller and coach Jim Haslett said the Saints' free agent haul this season will be limited to "two or three players" at best. For the Saints that's OK because they could have close to 20 starters returning from last year's team. They already have 17 of the 22 players who started last year's opener under contract. Three more are due back from injuries. "We don't have any 'have-to's' this year," Saints Mueller said. The team has to make some moves to get under the cap. As previously reported, WR Jake Reed and TE Andrew Glover will be released. LB Mark Fields may join them as ex-Saints too. The Saints top The top priorities are re-signing LB Darrin Smith, CB Kevin Mathis, WR Willie Jackson and S Darren Perry.
Sat, 24 Feb 2001 02:34:26 -0800
The Sun Herald reports NFL sources say the New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement on a new two-year contract extension with CB Fred Thomas. The deal will save them money against the 2001 salary cap. The Saints are expected to give restricted free agent CB Fred Weary a minimum tender offer of $512,000. If they don't match an offer sheet he is given, they would receive a fourth round draft pick as compensation. The team said it would like to bring WR Jake Reed back, after he is released next week, at a much lower salary.
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:30:08 -0800
The Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints WR Willie Jackson, who came on strong for the team during the second half of the 2000 season, plans to test the free agent market as an unrestricted free agent. With the upcoming release of WR Jake Reed, the Saints only have four WRs -- Joe Horn, Keith Poole, Robert Wilson and Michael Lewis -- on roster.
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:29:51 -0800
The Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints WR Jake Reed and TE Andrew Glover will both be released next week in a salary cap move. By releasing the two, the Saints will save about $3.4 million against this year's cap. The team has stated they'd be interested in re-signing Reed at a cheaper price, but Glover will look to go onto another team.
Mon, 01 Jan 2001 21:37:25 -0800
Jeff Duncan reports for the Sporting News even though New Orleans Saints WR Joe Horn is expected to be listed as doubtful for Saturday's playoff game, his injury is more serious than first thought and at this time coaches do not expect him to play. If Horn can't play, Jake Reed and Willie Jackson will start at receiver with Robert Wilson as the #3 WR. The team is also hoping to have WR Keith Poole (concussion) back this week. CB Alex Molden is expected to play Saturday after suffering temporary numbness in his neck and shoulders following a head-on tackle in the first half against the Rams. The coaches expect Molden to practice on Tuesday. [ More on Playoffs Coverage ]
Wed, 27 Dec 2000 23:24:00 -0800
Jeff Duncan reports for the Sporting News New Orleans Saints WR Jake Reed has been elevated to the #3 receiver in the wake of Keith Poole's concussion. Poole was hammered injured in Sunday's loss and was still suffering headaches and dizziness on Wednesday. He did not practice Tuesday or Wednesday and is listed as probable for Saturday's game. Coach Jim Haslett said RB Ricky Williams likely would be listed inactive on Thursday, but added there was a slight possibility he could play next week if the Saints advance.
Wed, 27 Dec 2000 13:39:07 -0800
As a follow up to an earlier report, the Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints FB Terrelle Smith, out for the past two games with a back injury, will not play Saturday, coach Jim Haslett said. The two bulging disks in Smith's lower back could require surgery, according to Haslett, who still holds out hope Smith could return to action if the Saints beat the Rams and continue their playoff run. Smith's absence means Brian Milne will make his third consecutive start. WR Jake Reed, who played Sunday after missing 10 games with a broken lower right fibula, said his right ankle still is sore. QB Aaron Brooks, who on Sunday endured his worst outing in five starts this season, looked sharp when the Saints resumed practice Tuesday, Haslett said.
Mon, 25 Dec 2000 15:44:53 -0800
The Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints WR Jake Reed who had missed 10 games with a broken leg, was active Sunday. Reed had a 17-yard reception late in the second quarter, his first since October 8 against Chicago. He later added a 19-yard reception in the fourth quarter. Saints OT Kyle Turley tied an unofficial NFL record Sunday, but he was none too happy about it. Turley recovered three fumbles by teammates, two by QB Aaron Brooks and one by WR Willie Jackson.
Fri, 22 Dec 2000 15:18:16 -0800
The Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints FB Terrell Smith (back) missed practice again on Thursday and is doubtful for this weekend's game. If he can't play, Brian Milne would replace him again. WR Jake Reed (leg) practiced and will probably be the No. 4 receiver this weekend. He said he's still experiencing some pain. WR Robert Wilson (broken thumb) will try to play while wearing a cast that doesn't hinder his ability on special teams but catching the ball would be a problem.
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:52:53 -0800
The Advocate reports New Orleans Saints FB Terrelle Smith (back) tried to practice Wednesday, but left before it ended to have his back X-rayed. He is questionable for Sunday. WR Jake Reed (leg) practiced and should play Sunday for the first time since fracturing his right fibula during practice on Oct. 18.
Sat, 16 Dec 2000 12:36:35 -0800
The Advocate reports the New Orleans Saints have declared RB Ricky Williams, WR Jake Reed, T Tutan Reyes and TE Austin Wheatley inactive for this weekend's game.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 08:44:50 -0800
The Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints DL Norman Hand (foot) stated on Wednesday he plans to play this weekend but the ultimate decision will come down to head coach Jim Haslett. Hand worked in practice on Wednesday and said he felt pretty good afterwards. RBs Jerald Moore (neck) and Chad Morton (shoulder) and DE Willie Whitehead (shoulder) are all questionable for this weekend's game. WR Jake Reed (leg), also questionable, said he'd prefer to hold off until week seventeen before returning to the field. Fred McAfee was the primary kickoff returner during Wednesday's practice as DB Kevin Mathis (ribs) is still hurting. Chris Canty handled punt returns.
Sat, 09 Dec 2000 16:18:19 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports the New Orleans Saints have declared RB Ricky Williams, WR Jake Reed, DT Norman Hand and TE Austin Wheatley inactive for this weekend's game.
Fri, 08 Dec 2000 13:38:27 -0800
The Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints WR Jake Reed (leg) has taken part in team drills this week but will not play this weekend. Head coach Jim Haslett stated he may be able to return to the field in week sixteen.