Found March 20, 2013 on
According to NFL Network reporter Albert Breer, safety Ed Reed has decided to sign with the Houston Texans.
Breer tweeted: “Ed Reed tells me via text that he’s going to the Texans — ‘Nothing official, but unless something changes, yes.’ So there you have it.”
Jason La Canfora, an NFL insider for CBS, originally reported that his deal is for two years. La Canfora also said that the safety struggled with leaving Baltimore but ultimately chose Houston because they had been pursuing him this whole time.
Reed was drafted by the Ravens with the 24th overall pick in the 2002 draft out of the University of Miami. The safety has been named to 9 pro bowls over his 11-year career with Baltimore. Here are Reed’s numbers over his career:
Forced Fumbles: 11
Fumbles Recovered: 13
Defensive Touchdowns: 9
The safety traveled to Houston recently with his financial adviser, Brad Davis, to visit with the team. La Canfora recently reported that the deal isn’t official yet but a deal is in place. Davis told him that the final deal will average between $5 million to $6 million dollars per year.
[UPDATE 8:05 PM EST] - Ravens reporter for the Baltimore Sun, Aaron Wilson, tweeted that Reed’s deal should get done as soon as Tuesday. He tweeted the following quotes:
“His presence on and off the field will be missed, on the team and in the community.” - Jameel McClain
“I’m humbled and blessed to have played with Ed. He’s a true Hall of Famer. He believed in me, that meant the world.” - Arthur Jones
“Ed is a great guy and a very good friend. We will always appreciate what he accomplished as a Raven,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. ”He has a lot of good football left and we wish him all the best.”
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