Allen has been solid,K?nken Ryggs?ck Billigt, as has Jaiquawn Jarrett, but the Jets have struggled against the pass at times, ranking 24th in the league in that category. Perhaps on third-down passing plays, the ball-hawking Reed's presence will help guard against that threat, and his role could potentially expand beyond that.
"We definitely have a plan for Ed," Ryan said. "But, can we alter it? Absolutely. We'll see what happens. During the course of the game, if there's things where we think that he'd give us our best opportunity, then we'll definitely look at that."