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Late Monday the buzz was that the 49ers could be interested in Ed Reed to fill the hole in the secondary likely to be vacated by free safety Dashon Goldson. On Tuesday, however, that rumor was written off as a “smokescreen” for Reed’s benefit. But now the 49ers are apparently pursuing a more realistic option—Packers free agent Charles Woodson. The Niners are reportedly scheduled to meet with Woodson, 36, on Wednesday. Woodson, who’s been to the Pro Bowl eight times as a cornerback, moved to free safety last season. He played seven games before breaking his collarbone and missing the rest of the regular season. Goldson, out of the team’s price range, appears to be all but officially done with the Niners. The first-team All-Pro’s destination is still TBD, but the team currently in the lead to land his hard-hitting services appears to be the Bucs. [via SFGate]
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Charles Woodson, released by the Packers in a cap move, could replace Dashon Goldson in San Francisco
Ravens’ safety Ed Reed has finally hired an agent by selecting David Dunn to represent him.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, a league source told him that he believes Reed could end up landing with the San Francisco 49ers.
Reed would be a nice fit for the 49ers, since it looks like they’re going to lose Dashon Goldson in free agency.
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After going his entire career without an agent Ed Reed has finally hired one, in David Dunn of Athletes First.
As reported by ProFootballTalk a league source with thorough knowledge of the market for safetys believes the 49ers could be the ones to scoop up Reed.
With the addition of an agent by the veteran safety’s side, Dunn can engage in talks with teams in advance of the...
The Baltimore Ravens aren't done losing veteran players just yet. Safety Ed Reed, a Raven since being drafted in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft, is set to visit the Houston Texans on Thursday. Houston lost one of its starting safeties, rising star Glover Quin, to the Detroit Lions in free agency on Wednesday.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported Reed&...
Rumors are starting to surface that the 49ers might be the favorites to add Ed Reed. Albert Breer of NFL Network reported that Ed Reed hired an agent group and he was now free to talk with teams.Ravens S Ed Reed has hired Athletes First to represent him. Plenty of connections there, with Reggie Wayne and Ray Lewis part of that team.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 11, 2013Not...
Ed Reed may be headed to Houston. The veteran safety was picked up by Houston Texans owner Bob McNair and other team officials prior to a meeting on Thursday.
Reed had been a large part of the Baltimore Reavens defense for a decade but with the team in salary cap trouble has become expendable.
The Texans would pair Reed with Daniel Manning who would operate as the teams strong safety...
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Already with Anquan Boldin in their pocket, the 49ers could be dipping into the Ravens well again soon. San Francisco could make a strong play for free agent safety Ed Reed.
Guest Spot from Tx Cleaver…….
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.
Texans issues relative to defense and...
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...
Most of the big names hitting NFL free agency aren't big stars anymore.
While Ed Reed is coming off a Super Bowl season in Baltimore and Wes Welker catches 100 passes every year, this crop is more about aging defensive players such as Charles Woodson, Brian Urlacher and Ronde Barber.
When full free agency begins Tuesday at 4 p.m. EDT, with all 32 teams under the $123 million...