Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Why the Packers should go after Ed Reed

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The Packers cut Charles Woodson after seeing his salary rise and his talent no longer match the cost. However, the Packers now have a hole at safety due to the fact that Jerron McMillian is still not ready to be a starter. The Packers need a short-term player at safety who will be a force. The Packers know that Morgan Burnett can play at either safety spot so this gives the Packers some options.

The best option for the Packers is getting Ed Reed on a big, one-year deal. Reed would be an amazing signing for the Packers and give them a free safety that is still playing at a very high level. Reed is still the interception machine that he has always been and he has his keen eye on where quarterbacks will throw the football. Reed will break up tons of passes and be able to slow down big time passers in the NFC North like Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler.

Ed Reed will also be a great veteran to bring into the locker room to replace Charles Woodson. Reed is the type of mentor that Jerron McMillian could use at safety. Reed could definitely help McMillian develop into the safety he showed signs of during this past season. Reed would be an excellent signing for the Packers – but will Ted Thompson make the move.

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