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State of the Texans:
After much anticipation and talk of free agent safety Ed Reed signing with the Houston Texans on Friday, it was all quickly shot down when Reed left home for Atlanta with no deal.
Day 4 Notes
- The Texans signed their only restricted free agent in Andrew Gardner who was an offensive tackle on the roster last season.
- Free agent running back Justin Forsett has signed a one year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Forsett who was the team’s third running back and special teams player will put the team in the market to sign or draft a free agent runningback for 2013.
- Also special teams standout defensive back, Alan Ball, has signed with the Jaguars also joining Forsett. Ball was one of the few bright spots on special teams in 2012, which was not saying too much with the units poor play.
- Ed Reed has left Houston without a deal and with all of the signs pointing he was going to on Friday.
Source says Texans were closer to $5 million per year with Ed Reed, not $6 million to $7 million avg. he’s looking for. Talks to continue.
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 15, 2013
Could Ed Reed return to Ravens? Never rule it out, but tight cap makes it real tough to do. Source says return would be bit of a long shot
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 15, 2013
Reed has also given his agent the go ahead and continue negotiating with the Texans over the weekend. Even though teams Reed can go to are drying up, it looks the Texans or a return to the Baltimore Ravens are the choices. It was also stated the Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome has had contact with Reed’s camp throughout the negotiating process with the Texans.
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Baltimore Ravens free agent safety Ed Reed visited with the
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For the past two days, it appeared that long time Ravens icon and future hall of famer Ed Reed was ready to join the mass exodus of free agents to leave Baltimore. But after receiving a contract offer from the Houston Texans after a lengthy visit, rumor has it that he is returning to Ozzie Newsome to see if his only employer at this level in his career will help him to retire as...
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“Four years ago, we went down this same road with Ray, Dave always does a very good job of keeping us in the loop. That doesn’t mean that Ed will come back, and it doesn’t mean that he will leave.”
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Complaining is easy. Pointing out problems is even easier. Texans management is paid to do neither. They are tasked with finding solutions for current problems, and avoiding future issues. In that context, let’s look at their decision to let Glover Quin walk, and make a run at Edward Earl Reed, Jr.
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Updates on free agent Ed Reed visiting the Houston Texans.
Ed Reed has landed in Houston w/ his financial advisors Brad Davis and Brad Schwartz. Texans trying to woo him twitpic.com/cbbjxa
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 14, 2013
Ed Reed arrived n Houston escorted by GM Rick Smith. They’re headed 4 Reliant Stadium.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 14...
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