Reed signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Cardinals on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Reed is expected to play outside linebacker for the Cardinals, providing a bit of depth for a team that is expected to see at least three meaningful linebackers enter free agency during the offseason.
Reed posted Wednesday on his personal Instagram account that he won't be returning to the Falcons in 2019, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Reed has spent the past four years with Atlanta, playing in at least 13 games each season and totaling seven sacks over 60 games. The soon-to-be 32-year-old will likely continue to work in a part-time backup role wherever he lands this offseason.
Reed registered 24 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble this season for the Falcons.
The veteran Reed failed to put up numbers in 2018 despite playing on a respectable 41.9 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps. Reed's 24 combined tackles and one sack were his lowest outputs for any season with at least 14 games played, but it's especially concerning that he tailed off at the end of the season with just two tackles over his final four games. He turns 32 in February, and now enters the final frame of his five-year, $22 million deal as a second-string option behind Takkarist McKinley and Vic Beasley at defensive end.
Reed and the Falcons have come to terms on a revised contract which will keep him in Atlanta for a fourth season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The reduction of Reed's $5.44 million cap hit affords Atlanta some much needed financial wiggle room, with the Falcons entering the offseason as a bottom-10 team in terms of available cap space. The 31-year-old defensive end proved to be more than a rotational player in 2017, starting in 14-plus games for the first time since 2013. In doing so, Reed logged the second-highest sack total (four) of his career, to go along with 41 tackles.
Reed produced 41 tackles and four sacks over 16 games in 2017.
Reed yet again proved to be a force in run support, ultimately grading out as Pro Football Focus' 10th-highest-graded 4-3 defensive end in that area. However, he's also proving to be a low-floor, low-upside fantasy option due to his modest production in both the sack and tackle departments. Since it's hard to see that changing in 2018, Reed shouldn't be on the fantasy radar in most formats.
Reed recorded three tackles, all solo, and a sack in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.
Reed has a seen a drop in defensive snaps over the past few weeks but he was still able to make his presence felt Sunday against the Cowboys. It was his first sack since Week 4, which was also the last game he had at least three solo tackles.
Reed (groin) was a full participant at the Falcons' practice Friday.
Reed was limited throughout the week, but practiced without limitation Friday. Barring any setbacks, he should be good to start at right defensive end in Sunday's tilt with the Chargers.
Reed (thumb) was removed from the Falcons' injury report Friday.
Reed practiced in full both Thursday and Friday and will likely play without limitation in Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks.
Reed (shoulder) is healthy to play in the Falcons' Week 4 game against the Broncos.
The Falcons have been cautious with Reed since he suffered a shoulder injury in Week 1, but he's not expected to miss Sunday's action.
Reed (shoulder) will play on Monday night.
Reed was unable to play last weekend after sustaining a shoulder injury in Atlanta's season opener. While he remained limited in practice this week, he appears poised to reclaim his starting role against the Saints.
Reed (shoulder) will not play in the Falcons' Week 2 game against the Raiders, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Reed suffered a shoulder injury in the season opener and entered the game questionable to play. Adrian Clayborn will start in his place and Ra'Shede Hageman has been activated after sitting out as a healthy scratch Week 1.
Reed (shoulder) is questionable to play Week 2 against the Raiders, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Reed suffered the injury Week 1, though the details remain unclear. His status will be confirmed prior to kickoff, but if Reed's ultimately unable to play, Adrian Clayborn and Courtney Upshaw project to see more playing time in Week 2.
Reed (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Reed suffered the shoulder injury during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers, and it could keep him sidelined for Week 2's matchup against the Raiders if he's unable to improve throughout the week. According to Falcons coach Dan Quinn, Reed is expected to participate in conditioning off to the side during Wednesday's practice but will not be a factor in any team drills. An update regarding his status for Sunday's contest should become available later this week.
Reed suffered a shoulder injury Sunday versus Tampa Bay and is questionable to return, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
The specifics of his injury are unclear at this point in time. Adrian Clayborn will likely see an uptick in snaps for the remainder of the game unless Reed is able to return.
Reed was limited to 17 tackles in 13 games with the Falcons in 2015.
Reed failed to record a sack for the first time in his career, and he only played in 32.9 percent of the defensive snaps. He has four years remaining on his contract, so Dan Quinn will need to find new ways to get production out of Reed in 2016.
Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) is starting Sunday against Houston.
In his debut with Atlanta, he will line up versus his former team at strong-side linebacker, where he'll act as more of a pass rusher than a tackle machine.
Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Limited both Wednesday and Thursday, Reed finally logged a full practice Friday, setting him up for his regular-season Falcons debut. It's not entirely clear that he'll start, but he should get some snaps as both a strongside linebacker and defensive end. Reed can safely be ignored for IDP purposes.
Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) has been ruled out for a third consecutive game Sunday against Dallas.
Brooks was trending in the right direction, practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, but coach Dan Quinn was unwilling to rule Reed fit for game time. O'Brien Schofield will most likely take his place at outside linebacker.
Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed is back on the practice field Thursday, three weeks after undergoing groin surgery, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Dan Quinn said he remains unsure if Reed will be available for the Sunday clash against Dallas. But he's impressed with the work ethic that allowed him to return to quickly.
"I'd rather go through today and tomorrow and take a better look," Quinn said. "The main thing is that he's way ahead of schedule in terms of the effort to come back. He put tons into it to get ready. For him, being back out, we'll get him in a limited fashion today, will be huge. It's a good statement about how hard he worked to get back."
Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) will not practice Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
No surprise here, as Reed will be on the shelf until at least October after undergoing groin surgery during the preseason. O'Brien Schofield got the start in place of the injured Reed during Monday's game against the Eagles, recording just one tackle in 44 snaps.
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