WR Josh Reed - Free Agent
|5-10, 203||Born: 5-1-1980||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 2, pick|
2009 Week 2 vs TB (4 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Reed did his job, finding some soft spots in the zone and moving the chains for the Buffalo offense. He is definitely willing to take hits to make catches in the middle of the field, and he is a crafty runner after the catch. He's not going to put up great numbers, but he's still an important part of this offense.
2009 Week 3 vs NO (6 / 6 / 60 / 0 rec)
Josh Reed was an impressive six-for-six on balls thrown his way. He became the primary underneath target for Edwards and so was looked to often. He obviously has the trust of his QB, as well as the ability to gain yards after the catch, so he does provide some value. Just don't expect many big plays out of him.
2009 Week 4 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
Reed was targeted late in the game, coming up with a nice 3-yard catch for a TD.
2009 Week 5 vs CLE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Edwards continues to utilize Reed on third downs, but had very little success this week.
2009 Week 8 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Reed made the most of his chances in week 8 catching a few 3rd down passes for short gains. He has limited upside to fantasy owners, but is a solid NFL player who does all that is asked of him and rarely makes mistakes.
2009 Week 11 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Reed operated mostly as an outlet for Fitzpatrick, but he did turn a short third down completion into a nice gain in the fourth quarter.
2009 Week 13 vs NYJ (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Reed had no catches and only two targets on the night, but at least one of them was in the red zone.
2009 Week 14 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Reed got open in the end zone, but Fitzpatrick missed him. He is an afterthought in this flaccid air attack.
2009 Week 15 vs NE (8 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)
The Bills 3rd option at WR played a big role in this game, but dropped what would have been a 4th down conversion inside the New England 5-yard line late in the 4th quarter. Despite the big drop, he still led the team in receiving and made one elevating catch where he stretched for a sailing ball, pulled it down, tapping both feet in bounds for the reception. Reed showed some promise in this game, but his late drop reminded fans and coaches alike that even with all his talent, his inconsistency remains a glaring weakness in his game.
2008 Week 1 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Reed put in a workman-like day, catching the ball when they counted on him, but mostly stayed out of the spotlight. He was a reliable possession option for Edwards.
2008 Week 2 vs JAX (5 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Reed was open on crossing routes and slants in the first half and caught four passes for 36 yards. He was not targeted in the second half.
2008 Week 3 vs OAK (8 / 6 / 72 / 0 rec)
Reed caught a game high six balls for a team high 72 yards and appeared to be Trent Edwards' favorite target in the second half. Perhaps part of that could be explained by the fact that CB DeAngelo Hall was covering Reed and giving him loads of room to work with on every play. The result was Reed's best single-game performance since the 2003 season.
2008 Week 4 vs STL (5 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Reed is a sure handed possession receiver who picks up key first downs and often goes over the middle. He averaged 11.8 yards per catch.
2008 Week 5 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Reed ran mostly short routes, and displayed very good hands and route running ability. He managed to get open consistently on short routes and along with Evans, was the most targeted player. The only pass he did not catch was deflected by his defender.
2008 Week 7 vs SD (4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Reed was mostly quiet, with just three receptions all game long. He was targeted on a deep ball in the second half, but it fell incomplete.
2008 Week 8 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Reed caught two passes in the first half, but he suffered a reported 'Achilles strain' and did not return in the second half.
2008 Week 12 vs KC (7 / 5 / 50 / 1 rec)
The Bills were happy to get their sure handed receiver back. Reed drew some attention away from Lee Evans as he caught five passes for 50 yards including an eight yard TD in the third quarter. No other receiver could step in and replace him while he was sidelined.
2008 Week 13 vs SF (10 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec)
Reed was targeted seven times by Edwards in the first half but only twice by Losman. He knows how to get open and Edwards looks for him on hot reads. His presence in the lineup takes pressure off the other receivers, especially Lee Evans.
2008 Week 14 vs MIA (7 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec)
Reed led all Buffalo receivers with five catches for 58 yards. He made a great one handed grab in the third quarter and turned it into the 23 yard gain. Receivers have the opportunity to make outstanding catches that make highlight shows when their quarterback is not accurate.
2008 Week 15 vs NYJ (8 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Reed was the most targeted Buffalo receiver, and finished with the most receiving yards as a result. Reed caught four of his eight targets, gaining 43 yards.
2008 Week 16 vs DEN (10 / 9 / 79 / 0 rec)
The Bills' veteran possession receiver, Reed averaged 8.8 yards per catch with the longest covering 16 yards. He's often the hot read, and Edwards gets rid of the ball quickly when he is pressured. Reed led the Bills with 79 receiving yards and caught all nine passes thrown to him.
2008 Week 17 vs NE (5 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Reed was only able to convert two of his six targets into receptions for a total of 21 yards.
2007 Week 1 vs DEN (4 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Reed led all Buffalo receivers with 37 yards on four balls. He also took a reverse 12 yards and was able to show off the fact that he was a running back at LSU before being converted to WR.
2007 Week 3 vs NE (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Reed brought in two catches and made a nice effort on a 21 yard pass from QB Trent Edwards on the sideline.
2007 Week 4 vs NYJ (6 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Reed caught four of his six targets. He had Buffalo's longest gain on a 27 yard reception. Reed also added a 22 yard catch. Reed was unable to hold onto a third down pass with just under two minutes in the game and the Bills were forced to put their fate in the hands of the defense. Reed gained four yards on an end around.
2007 Week 5 vs DAL (6 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)
Reed started for the injured Peerless Price and showed good hands, catching nearly every pass thrown his way in a possession role.
2007 Week 7 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Reed's only reception went for a 25 yard gain. He was targeted in the end zone, but the pass was too high. The play drew a pass interference penalty, however. Reed also dropped a pass he could have caught. Instead, it looked like he was attempting to play volleyball with the pass.
2007 Week 8 vs NYJ (6 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Reed was a reliable target against the Jets, catching four of his six targets for 40 yards.
2007 Week 9 vs CIN (9 / 6 / 55 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Reed caught six passes for 55 yards, being a solid possession receiver on the day. He showed good hands and synergy with Losman.
2007 Week 10 vs MIA (7 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
With the game on the line, Reed was targeted once in the fourth quarter. He caught three passes for 40 yards in his role as possession receiver.
2007 Week 11 vs NE (8 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Reed made a nice run after catching the ball in the first quarter. He pushed through a few tackles on the way to a twelve yard gain and a first down.
2007 Week 12 vs JAX (10 / 6 / 50 / 0 rec)
Reed benefited from the Jaguars' fierce pass rush. His underneath routes were often the only option and he made some tough catches, but late in the game with the score out of reach he bailed on a pass over the middle.
2007 Week 13 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)
Reed led the team with five receptions, and finished second with 67 yards. His biggest catch of the game came on the Bills game-winning drive, when he connected with Edwards for a 30 yard gain that set up Rian Lindell's field goal.
2007 Week 14 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Reed tied for the team lead in receptions with three.
2007 Week 15 vs CLE (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / -6 / 0 rush)
Reed was essentially ineffective catching only three balls for 29 yards. His biggest catch came late in the fourth quarter, a 20 yard gain that kept the Bills' final drive going.
2007 Week 16 vs NYG (7 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
The so-called short yardage specialist in this offense had a tough day, managing to catch only one pass for 11 yards.
2007 Week 17 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
A sore back prevented Reed from practicing during the week but he still played. He only caught one pass for 24 yards, but threw a key block on Lynch's 56 yard run.
2006 Week 1 vs NE (3 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Reed started opposite Lee Evans for the Bills and led the team with three catches for 40 yards. He made an outstanding toe tapping catch on the sidelines to prolong a scoring drive for the Bills in the first half.
2006 Week 2 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 39 / 1 rec)
Reed was not thrown to in the first half, but made the most of his opportunities in the second half, converting all of the targets thrown his way, including a four yard touchdown reception.
2006 Week 3 vs NYJ (6 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Reed was targeted mostly on short routes, but had a 31 yard catch that set up a field goal in the fourth quarter. He appeared to get his hands under a low pass that would have resulted in a 17 yard gain, but officials ruled that the ball was trapped.
2006 Week 4 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Reed was targeted on several short underneath passes, but had a leaping 23 yard catch that set up a touchdown in the third quarter. He finished the game with four receptions for 43 yards and the second leading receiver for the Bills.
2006 Week 5 vs CHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Reed was targeted twice and dropped what may have been a short touchdown in the fourth quarter.
2006 Week 6 vs DET (5 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Reed had three receptions for 24 yards. His long reception of 11 yards set up the Bills' fourth quarter touchdown. Reed did a nice job to get both feet down in bounds on the play.
2006 Week 7 vs NE (4 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Reed's first touch came on a direct snap to him on the backfield on the first Buffalo possession. The trick play went for only a yard. Reed caught all four of his targets taking a few big hits, but still holding on.
2006 Week 9 vs GB (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Reed was not a factor either, although he did play a lot on third down or when Bills went to three wide receivers. First and foremost the Bills were a rushing offense today, downplaying their WR.
2006 Week 13 vs SD (7 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Reed was pretty active early on, but caught just one pass after halftime. Considering 23 of his 50 receiving yards came on the first pass of the game, one could certainly make the case that his impact on the game from start to finish was pretty minimal.
2006 Week 14 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Reed dropped his first look but caught his second for an 11 yard gain.
2006 Week 15 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 50 / 1 rec, 1 / -6 / 0 rush)
Reed was not targeted in the first half, but he did carry the ball once for a loss of six yards. His first two receptions of the third quarter gained third down conversions for the Bills. He broke a tackle to run in and score from 27 yards out.
2006 Week 16 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 70 / 0 rec, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)
Reed caught two passes for 70 yards, including the 52 yard Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half which led to a field goal with no time on the clock. Reed also ran once out of the backfield for 15 yards, showing that he was originally recruited to LSU as a running back.
2006 Week 17 vs BAL (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Reed was targeted four times in the game but was unable to make any receptions.
2005 Week 1 vs HOU (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Reed caught Losman's opening pass but was not a factor after that.
2005 Week 2 vs TB (7 / 6 / 71 / 0 rec)
Reed was the leading receiver for the Bills with 71 yards, 30 coming on a pass in the seam on the final drive that got the Bills down to the six yard line. Otherwise, most all other targets were underneath and the only ones Losman seemed to be able to complete on this day.
2005 Week 3 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Reed is becoming Losman's safety valve but he only had three targets on the day, catching two for a total of 24 yards. He converted on third and six for 17 yards; the Bills' longest passing play of the day.
2005 Week 4 vs NO (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Reed caught the only pass thrown his way, gaining 14 yards and a first down.
2005 Week 5 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Reed was only targeted three times in the game, catching two passes for 13 yards.
2005 Week 6 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Reed was only targeted once in the game, making a 17 yard gain.
2005 Week 7 vs OAK (4 / 4 / 31 / 1 rec)
Reed was only targeted five times in the game, but he made the most of his touches. He made a good move after the catch to bring up a first down on the Bills' opening drive. His main contribution came in the second half when he went back to catch an underthrown ball from Holcomb, before turning and beating two defenders for a nine yard touchdown, his first of the season.
2005 Week 8 vs NE (6 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Reed was Holcomb's second favorite wide receiver target. His two receptions came late in the fourth quarter of the game.
2005 Week 10 vs KC (4 / 1 / 28 / 0 rec)
Reed only made one catch in the game, but it was an important one. He converted on second and nineteen after making a 28 yard reception and kept alive the Bills' first scoring drive. He caught a pass out of bounds on the previous play and later dropped a catchable pass.
2005 Week 11 vs SD (5 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Reed dropped an early reception and only managed to snag one ball. With defenders focusing on McGahee, Evans, and Moulds, Reed's inability to get open really hurt Buffalo.
2005 Week 12 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec)
Reed was targeted on third and six and caught the pass for a 29 yard gain. He was not used again in the game.
2005 Week 13 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Reed made first down catches of nine yards and 26 yards. He was also the intended target when Losman was intercepted at the goal line.
2005 Week 14 vs NE (4 / 2 / 76 / 1 rec)
Reed did very little until making his first catch with under three minutes remaining in the game. He beat several tacklers and cut back to turn the play into a 51 yard touchdown and avoid the shutout for the Bills. He caught a 25 yard pass on the final play of the game and ended with two catches for 76 yards and a score.
2005 Week 15 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Reed caught two passes, including one for a ten yard gain and a first down, but he was not a big factor in the game.
2005 Week 16 vs CIN (3 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)
Reed caught all three of his targets for a total of 60 yards. He converted on third and five on a 20 yard reception to give the Bills first and goal at the eight on their second possession. His next catch was for 18 yards and another first down late in the first half. Reed's final catch came on third and seven, and he gained 22 yards to keep alive the drive that gave the Bills the go ahead field goal.
2005 Week 17 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Reed caught his first target for a five yard gain and a first down, but was not targeted again until the closing moments of the game when Ty Law came up with the interception to seal a win for the Jets.