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Belichick mum on Patriots’ interest in Ed Reed

Nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed is available after clearing waivers on Wednesday.
Nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed is available after clearing waivers on Wednesday.file/gail burton/associated press

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick had no problem talking about Ed Reed when the longtime safety was playing for Baltimore, since the teams met eight times during Reed’s 11 seasons there, including each of the last two AFC Championship games.

But Belichick was notoriously tight-lipped on Wednesday, one day after Reed was released by the Texans, a move that sparked speculation about whether the nine-time Pro Bowl selection would be a candidate to join the Patriots. Belichick, after all, has gone out of his way in seasons past to rave about Reed.

“I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to comment on players who aren’t on our team,” Belichick said during a media teleconference on Wednesday.

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