Found March 13, 2013 on State of the Texans:
The Houston Texans on day two of free agency lost another starter, but started the process of looking for some help of their own. Pretty interesting news is starting to leak out about the Texans.     Day 2 notes - The big new of the day is veteran free safety Ed Reed will be visiting Reliant on Thursday. This comes a surprise with so little talk coming out of Houston the past couple days this comes as breath fresh air for an anxious fan base. - The Texans lost out to the Detroit Lions in the bidding war for free agent Glover Quin. Quin reached a 5 year deal with Lions which put the Texans in a hole with their safety depth. Interesting news came out about the Texans contract offers with Quin and his agent.   Wow, Glover Quin’s agent just told me the #Texans never made an official offer for him. They talked conceptually at the combine. — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 13, 2013   On the dotted line! Glover Quin, welcome to Detroit! @ Detroit Lions HQ — Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) March 13, 2013   Quin introduced in Allen Park. #freeagency @ Detroit Lions HQ — Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) March 13, 2013   - Alan Ball visited the Jacksonville Jaguars today. Ball who was a quality role player for the Texans in 2012 is looking for the same role outside of Houston. - The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain shot down rumors that the Texans were interested in free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings. - Pro Football Talk has linked the Texans to free agent defensive back, Nnamdi Asomugha. This rumor came out of nowhere, but it is hard to see if Asomugha fits into the Texans plans. - Justin Forsett tweeted out that his first visit will be to see the Jaguars. Forsett was a quality back for the Texans, especially when Ben Tate was struggling with injuries in the middle of the season. - Free agent linebacker Tim Dobbins is in talks with the Dallas Cowboys. - News on Connor Barwin has been quiet on all fronts. Reports were that he is in talks with the Philadelphia Eagles, but nothing has been confirmed if there is a deal in order. Wade Phillips also chimed in on Barwin’s looming situation. I really hope we retain Connor –great guy, leader & player-one of my all time favorites to coach — Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) March 14, 2013 - John McClain, Houston Chronicle, has also made it seem like the Texans are also interested in Charles Woodson if they can not reach an agreement with Reed. Carl Poston, who reps Charles Woodson, says Texans have contacted him bout Woodson, who’s in San Fran. Ed Reed visiting Texans first. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 14, 2013   Texans and 49ers lost free safeties. Now they’re after the same guys. Woodson is visiting Niners. Reed comes to Houston on Thursday. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 14, 2013 If Ed Reed leaves Texans without a contract, he could be headed to Niners. Woodson could be headed to Texans. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 14, 2013           Here are the Day 1 Notes You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.  

Lions, Quin agree on five-year deal

A busy day of free-agent signings for the Detroit Lions continued Thursday with the addition of free safety Glover Quin. The team announced that Quin will be leaving the Houston Texans for a five-year contract with the Lions. Quin, 27, started every game for Houston the past three seasons. He finished with 84 tackles, 14 passes defensed and two interceptions for the Texans in 2012...

Quin Brings Durability to Lions Secondary

Due to his experience in many different roles -- man-to-man coverage, deep zone and blitzing -- the Lions felt Glover Quin had the multi-dimensional characteristics they need at the safety position.

Report: Lions Reach An Agreement With S Glover Quin

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Lions have reached agreement with former Texans S Glover Quin. Schefter reported earlier in the day that the Lions wanted to hammer out contract with Glover, Reggie Bush, and Jason Jones and they’ve managed to accomplish this in a matter of a few hours. They also re-signed CB Chris Houston as well. Detroit’s secondary was in desperate need...

Texans rumors: Ed Reed, Houston have mutual interest.

Baltimore Ravens free agent safety Ed Reed visited with the Houston Texans yesterday. Reed thoroughly enjoyed his stay with the Texans, and told reporters, including John McClain of The Houston Chronicle, that interest between he and Houston is mutual. “It’s mutual,” Reed said about his interest in the Texans. “Both of us are contenders and want to get a championship,...

Texans owner picks up Ed Reed in private plane

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...

Ed Reed Makes Sense for the Texans

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...

Ed Reed Watch

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 — 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...

Detroit Lions Steal the Show On Second Day of Free Agency

The Miami Dolphins made their mark as the biggest winners on the first day of 2013 NFL Free Agency. The Detroit Lions stole the show from the get-go on Day 2 with the re-signing of cornerback Chris Houston and the additions of ex-Seahawks defensive tackle Jason Jones and former Dolphins running back Reggie Bush. Former Houston Texans safety Glover Quin is the latest free agent to...
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