Reed’s 61 career interceptions were most among active players. He has 524 tackles and 11 forced fumbles in 167 games. The Patriots have five players on the depth chart at two safety positions, including starters Devin McCourty and Steve Gregory.
“I think overall that we’ve had pretty solid play out of the five guys,” Belichick said. “I think that those guys have all worked hard, when they’ve been on the field they’ve all been solid contributors, and we’ve certainly had a lot less problems this year than we had last year, even the last couple of years, with balls getting thrown over our head in the middle of the field and things like that.”