[ESPN.com] Unrestricted free agent defensive tackle James Reed, coming off the best season of his five-year NFL career, reached a contract agreement with the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN.com has learned.
The former Iowa State standout, who spent his entire career with the New York Jets until entering the unrestricted free agent market this spring, started all 16 games in 2005 and posted 58 tackles according to team statistics, by far his most productive campaign.
The contract is for one year and believed to be at a base salary of $585,000, the veteran minimum for a player of Reed’s tenure in the league. New York made no effort to re-sign Reed this spring.
In his five seasons in the league, Reed has never missed a game. A seventh-round choice in the ’01 draft, he has 159 tackles, six sacks, four fumble recoveries and two passes defensed for his career.