Former Bills receiver Andre Reed joins team as coaching intern
Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed has joined the Bills this week as a coaching intern. As part of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship, Reed is one of seven coaches who will work with the team through training camp.
Reed is excited about the opportunity:
“I have a lot to give back to the game,” Reed said. “I had a feeling I wanted to do something after I was done playing, even before that but my kids were too small and I think as they’re older now I can devote more time to it if I want to.”
And he is happy to be back working with the Buffalo Bills:
“The difference is I’m here in Buffalo,” Reed said. “I’m not in Kansas City. Nothing against Andy Reid and his staff, they welcomed me and I had a great time there. But when you come somewhere where you played and you have some roots, it’s like you go home.”
Rex Ryan is happy to have a veteran presence around camp:
“This is a Hall of Fame receiver,” Bills coach Rex Ryan said. “I think any time you can bring in a guy like that … it can only help.”
Reed didn’t waste any time before offering advice at his first practice with the team on Tuesday. After practice he worked with young wideouts Sammy Watkins and Chris Hogan on their technique.