Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #24 DE, #266/750 Overall, 7-FA 2010: Reed, a four-year letterman who started 34 games for the Wildcats, finished with a career-best 47 tackles in 2010 including 6.5 sacks among 10 tackles for loss, plus two pass breakups and a forced fumble. He had 114 career tackles at UA and 17 career sacks. He earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors this past year...2009: Started the first three games of the year, had a high-ankle injury at Iowa and missed three games and two starts before starting the final five games... In those eight healthy games he recorded five tackles for loss and two sacks among 23 total hits... Entered year on Hendricks Award and Lombardi Award watch lists after a junior season with 8.5 sacks and three forced fumbles...2008: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2008... Led the team in sacks and forced fumbles... Had 9.5 tackles for losses of 50 yards among 37 total hits...2007: Reed worked himself into action in the final nine games of 2007, lettering as a backup end and special teams player... Had seven total tackles... Switched positions after opening 2007 contending for H-back duty...2006: Redshirted.
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03/04/15 - LB Brooks Reed was a solid addition to the Texans as a second-round pick in 2011. But Reed has rarely dominated and never took advantage of having All-Pro J.J. Watt on the line. He recorded just 41 tackles and three sacks in 16 games (13 starts) last season. He's a weak starter on a good team or a linebacker with upside on a poor one.
10/15/14 - OLB Brooks Reed sustained a groin injury against Indianapolis. If he can't play against the Steelers, he would be replaced by John Simon, who was signed off Baltimore's practice squad last week and recorded a sack against the Colts.
09/15/14 - OLB Brooks Reed, who's off to the best start of his four-year career, intercepted his first pass. In the fourth quarter at Oakland, J.J. Watt hit rookie quarterback Derek Carr as he threw, and the ball fluttered into Reed's hands. To get ready for the season, Reed spent two months in Wisconsin working out with Watt. This is the last season of Reed's career.
09/08/14 - OLB Brooks Reed, who's in the last year of his contract, may have played the best game of his career. He had a sack, three hits on the quarterback, two tackles for loss and five tackles. He set up another sack and flushed a player tackled for a 9-yard loss by Jadeveon Clowney.
09/03/14 - OLB Brooks Reed, who's starting on the strong side for a fourth consecutive year, said he's excited to see what defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel calls against the Redskins. Crennel kept the calls as vanilla as Blue Bell in preseason. Reed said he can't wait to see what Crennel will do when he takes off the wrapper.
09/01/14 - SOLB Brooks Reed starts for the fourth season, a contract year. He's solid against the run, drops when he's called on, but he needs to improve as a pass rusher.
07/27/14 - LB Brooks Reed worked inside during the OTAs after starting outside during his first three seasons. Reed has always played over the tight end, but new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel wanted to see how smooth of a transition he could make and possibly start next to Brian Cushing.
If Reed can play inside, Whitney Mercilus can move from the weak to the strong side to make room for rookie Jadeveon Clowney. Mercilus, another former first-round pick, had seven sacks last year in his first full season as a starter and 6 ½ as a rookie coming off the bench.
During the first day of camp, Reed was back outside. The coaches want him to be able to play both positions.
12/17/13 - OLB Brooks Reed recorded the Texans' only sack against the Colts, giving him three for the season.
12/06/13 - OLB Brooks Reed, who had six sacks as a rookie in 2011, recorded his second sack of 2013 against Jacksonville.
11/27/13 - OLB Brooks Reed, who plays the strong side, has only one sack, but the coaches say he's playing the run well and putting enough pressure on the quarterback to be disruptive.