Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay likes to express his thoughts on Twitter, and his latest tweet involves an idea he floated to fans about recently released Houston Texans safety Ed Reed.
Irsay posed a question on Twitter: "ColtsFans...Ed Reed signs,goes to WR,with limited special packages for WR plays; backs up safety n plays some role n return game/Yes-no?"
Whether Irsay was serious or joking, it's difficult to tell. Reed has never played offense during a 12-year NFL career that includes a Super Bowl victory last season with the Baltimore Ravens.
One thing appears certain: Reed will not be returning to the Ravens, whose starting safeties this season are veteran James Ihedigbo and rookie Matt Elam.
"There are no plans to change our secondary personnel at this time," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "We're happy with what we have. Our guys are playing well, so that's where we're at."
Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, does have connections to the Colts. Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano and secondary coach Roy Anderson were members of the Ravens' staff when Reed was in Baltimore.
The 35-year-old Reed is available after he struggled this season with the Texans, making 16 tackles in seven games and losing his starting spot. He had signed as a free agent with Houston during the off-season.