Friday, February 10, 2012

Ex-Bills WR Reed "exhausted" with HOF carousel


Former Bills receiver Andre Reed said he's "exhausted" with his yearly Hall-of-Fame snubbing.

Reed, who was a top-15 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for the sixth consecutive year and final-10 participant for the third straight year, was again passed over last Saturday.

"And really, I'm at a loss for words because I've said as much as I could say, politically, the way I want to say it," Reed told The Buffalo News Thursday. "I'm not going to go out and bash anybody. That's not how I work. I don't work like that."

After 16 seasons, Reed retired in 2000 with the third-most receptions (951) and fourth-most yards (13,198) in the league's history. He also caught 78 touchdowns.

Cris Carter, who played in the same era as Reed, caught 130 touchdowns in his career but has also yet to get into the Hall of Fame. Tim Brown, who, like Carter, has more receptions, yards and touchdowns than Reed, is also still on the outside looking in.

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