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Taylor Reed
No. 35     Retired
Born: (1991-08-07) August 7, 1991 (age 28)
Beaumont, Texas
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)Linebacker
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight235 lb (107 kg)
CollegeSouthern Methodist
High schoolWest Brook (Beaumont, Texas)
Career history
As player
2013Dallas Cowboys*
2013Winnipeg Blue Bombers*
2013Dallas Cowboys*
2013 2014New England Patriots*
20142015Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2016Calgary Stampeders
20162017Ottawa Redblacks
2018Toronto Argonauts
2018-PresentEdmonton Eskimos
*Offseason or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Taylor Reed (born August 7, 1991) is a former gridiron football linebacker in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Southern Methodist University. He has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, New England Patriots, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Calgary Stampeders, Ottawa Redblacks, and Toronto Argonauts.

Early yearsEdit

Reed played high school football for the West Brook Senior High School Bruins of Beaumont, Texas and earned all-district honors.[1]

College careerEdit

Reed played in 52 games for the SMU Mustangs from 2009 to 2012, recording 400 total tackles. He was named second-team All-Conference USA in 2011 and 2012, honorable mention All-Conference USA in 2010 and All-Freshman Conference USA in 2009.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 240 lb 4.63 s 1.65 s 2.70 s 4.25 s 7.22 s 30½ in 9 ft 9 in 29 reps

Dallas CowboysEdit

Reed was signed by the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) on May 10, 2013 after going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft.[1] He was released by the Cowboys on August 30, 2013.[2]

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

On October 2, 2013, Reed was signed to the practice squad of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.[1]

Dallas Cowboys (II)Edit

Reed was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad on November 18, 2013.[2] He was released by the Cowboys on November 26, 2013.[1]

New England PatriotsEdit

On December 30, 2013, Reed was signed to the practice squad of the New England Patriots of the NFL.[1] He was signed to a futures contract by the Patriots on January 20, 2014. He was released by the Patriots on March 10, 2014.[2]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Reed was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on June 27, 2014.[1] He was named Defensive Player of the Week for week twelve of the 2014 CFL season after recording six defensive tackles, one tackle for a loss, one special teams tackle and one quarterback sack.[3] In two seasons with the Tiger-Cats Reed played in 33 games contributing 141 defensive tackles, 7 special teams tackles, 10 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.

Calgary StampedersEdit

As a free agent Reed signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL on February 10, 2016.[4] He was released by the Stampeders on September 12, 2016.[5] Prior to being released he had played in all 10 games to start the 2016 season, contributing 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble. The reason for his release was the exceptional play of national linebacker Alex Singleton.[6]

Ottawa RedblacksEdit

Reed was signed by the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL on September 13, 2016; only one day after being let go by Calgary.[7] He played in all 8 of the remaining regular season games for Ottawa, and their two playoff games. During the 2016 season with Ottawa he accumulated 39 tackles and 1 quarterback sack. He set a career-high 12 tackles against Winnipeg on October 29. Reed helped lead Ottawa's defense to a championship in the 104th Grey Cup game versus his former team, the Calgary Stampeders, with a final score of 39-33 in overtime. On January 10, 2017 the Redblacks confirmed they had signed Taylor Reed to a one-year extension. Reed would have become a free agent on February 14, 2017.[8] In his second season with the Redblacks Reed set a new career high with 94 tackles in 18 games: He also had four sacks. Following the season he was not re-signed by the Redblacks and became a free agent on February 13, 2018.[9]

Toronto Argonauts Edit

After being on the open market for a week Reed and the Toronto Argonauts agreed to a one-year contract on February 20, 2018.[10] On August 15, 2018, Reed was released by the Argonauts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Taylor Reed". ticats.ca. http://www.ticats.ca/roster/show/id/6519. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Taylor Reed". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141204202233/http://www.kffl.com/player/28258/nfl/news. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  3. "Reed & Sinkfield Collect CFL Honours". ticats.ca. September 16, 2014. http://www.ticats.ca/article/reed-sinkfield-collect-cfl-honours. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  4. Mitchell, Scott (February 10, 2016). "Stampeders sign Bakari Grant, Taylor Reed". calgarysun.com. Archived from the original on April 24, 2016. https://www.webcitation.org/6h01SDQwK?url=http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/02/10/stampeders-sign-bakari-grant-taylor-reed. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  5. Fisher, Scott (September 12, 2016). "Calgary Stampeders release ML Taylor Reed". calgarysun.com. http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/09/12/depth-at-linebacker-postiion-allows-stampeders-to-release-ml-taylor-reed. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  6. Busby, Ian (2016-09-13). "Why the Stampeders released linebacker Taylor Reed". http://3downnation.com/2016/09/13/releasing-veteran-reed-means-stampeders-defence/.
  7. "REDBLACKS SIGN RECENTLY-RELEASED TAYLOR REED". cfl.ca. September 13, 2016. https://www.cfl.ca/2016/09/12/stampeders-release-middle-linebacker-taylor-reed/. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  8. "REDBLACKS, Reed agree on one-year extension". 2017-01-10. https://www.cfl.ca/2017/01/10/redblacks-reed-agree-one-year-extension/.
  9. "Best of the Rest: Help still available in free agency - CFL.ca" (in en-US). CFL.ca. 2018-02-20. https://www.cfl.ca/2018/02/20/best-rest-help-still-available-free-agency/.
  10. "Free agent LB Taylor Reed joins Argos - CFL.ca" (in en-US). CFL.ca. 2018-02-20. https://www.cfl.ca/2018/02/20/free-agent-lb-taylor-reed-joins-argos/.

External linksEdit

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