It's bizarre to think two eerily similar stories could play out in the span of three years.
On Thursday, the New York Jets announced that they signed safety Ed Reed to the roster. Of all the teams that had potential in bringing Reed in, the Jets shouldn't be much of a surprise given his familiarity with coach Rex Ryan from his defensive coordinator days in Baltimore.
This does mean that Reed will face the the Ravens for a second time this season when the Jets travel to Baltimore next week. He participated against Baltimore in Week 3 when he was still with the Texans.
If this story sounds familiar, it should. Two years ago, former Ravens receiver Derrick Mason was cut in the preseason after the lockout ended. The Jets signed him to the roster. After playing the Ravens as a member of the Jets, Mason was traded to Houston, where he faced the Ravens a second time.
Talk about a coincidence.
The only scenario to come next to make it almost too good to be true would be a one-day contract after the season ends so Reed can retire as a member of the organization.