November 09, 2007

Reed ready to return as kick returner

After weeks of underwhelming kickoff returns, the Eagles may finally be ready to let J.R. Reed out of the doghouse.

The fourth-year safety and kickoff return specialist was signed to his second Philadelphia stint just before the season began, only to be released a week later, after his fourth-quarter muffed punt cost the Eagles their season opener against Green Bay.

The team brought him back shortly thereafter, but he has not yet returned another kickoff, the role for which the Eagles originally drafted him back in 2004.

As running back Correll Buckhalter has continued to return kicks in workmanlike, unspectacular fashion, Reed has been a respectful but mystified member of the Eagles locker room, waiting for another chance to do what he does best.

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