Reed has been hampered by injuries this season and in five games with limited playing time, he has three tackles. With Demps and DeSean handling returns there is really no need for JR anymore.
Eckel, a former Patriot, had 90 yards on 33 carries with two touchdowns in 12 games last season for New England. He also played on special teams and totaled 12 tackles. He’s a true FB and could be a giant asset to super RB Brian Westbrook.