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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05/25/16 - LB/DE Brooks Reed was signed as a strong-side linebacker last season, but was slowed by a bothersome groin injury. He appeared a lot lighter than the 254 pounds that the Falcons have him listed. "The quickness is the thing that jumped out to me and it started all the way back in his offseason preparation when I saw him for the first time out in the drill work I pulled him aside and said this is the weight you should be at because it looked much quicker," coach Dan Quinn said.
09/16/15 - LB Brooks Reed is recovering from groin surgery and is not expected to play Sunday.
09/07/15 - LB Brooks Reed, who underwent groin surgery, will not play in the opener, but the team told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he would not be placed on injured reserve/designated to return.
09/06/15 - SLB Brooks Reed had surgery to repair a lingering groin injury. He could miss up to six weeks of the season.
08/31/15 - LB Brooks Reed (groin) did not practice on Monday.
08/23/15 - SLB Brooks Reed, who's been battling a groin injury, made his debut with the team against the New York Jets on Friday. Reed played his previous four seasons with the Houston Texans and signed a five-year, $22 million deal with the Falcons in free agency. Reed did a good job setting the edge against outside running plays while playing with the first-team defense. He played nine snaps.
08/19/15 - LB Brooks Reed (groin) returned to practice on Monday. He has not had any setbacks and appears ready to play against the Jets on Friday.
08/17/15 - LB Brooks Reed (groin) returned to practice on a limited basis on Monday. He took part in the individual drills.
08/12/15 - LB Brooks Reed (hip/groin) is not expected to play against Tennessee.
08/03/15 - LB Brooks Reed, who struggled with a groin injury over the offseason, was held back in practice with a hip injury on Monday.
"He had a strain so we held (him back)," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. "He participated some. It was more precautionary."
Reed, who played four seasons with the Houston Texans, signed a five-year, $22 million contract, with $9 million guaranteed with the Falcons in free agency.