The Jets’ Reed plays with a sad heart, dedicating the season to dad

NEW YORK (Associated Press) – Texts began flooding DJ Reed’s phone moments before he was about to hit the field for pre-game introductions.

“Condolences to your father,” one New York cousin read the Gates Cornback.

Another uncle said: “Your father has passed away.” “Rest in peace.”

His heart sank. Dennis Reed’s father is gone – his father, idol and hero.

Reed gathered a few moments later, ran into MetLife Stadium to join his teammates on Sunday in the season opener on the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – and collapsed.

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