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It's been speculated that Ed Reed signed with the Texans simply because they offered a multiyear contract and the chance to win now.
However, the veteran safety set these particular wheels in motion long before he hit the open market.
According to a tweet from State of the Texans on Tuesday, Texans perennial All-Pro receiver Andre Johnson sent a congratulatory text to Reed after the ex-Raven won his first Super Bowl title.
Reed responded by saying, "Get me to Houston."
And just like that, the former University of Miami teammates were reunited.
It's unclear how much influence -- if any -- Johnson truly had, but his clout shouldn't go completely unrecognized. Remember, he got his wish after publicly asking the Texans to draft a receiver this past April.
Now that his wish too was granted, the 34-year-old Reed will look to return the favor and help the 32-year-old Johnson capture that much-elusive Lombardi Trophy. If he can stay on the field, of course.
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Houston Texans safety Ed Reed addressed the media for the first time since training camp opened. Reed answered questions about his return date to the field, him getting in playing shape and what he texted Andre Johnson after the Superbowl.
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The second day of open camp lead to the Houston Texans waiting on a much awaited arrival of reinforcements on the inside linebacker position. The deal was finalized yesterday and it led to much anticipation for today’s morning practice.
- It didn’t take long for people to realize who Joe Mays was and despite his short stature he is built solid. Mays...
Safety Ed Reed isn't making any promises that he'll be ready to go Sept. 9 against San Diego.
Houston's biggest offseason acquisition spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since he started training camp on the physically unable to perform list after surgery to repair a partly torn labrum on April 30.
''I can tell you that it is close, but I can't say...
Texans safety Ed Reed isn't making any promises that he'll be ready to go Sept. 9 against San Diego.
Houston's biggest off-season acquisition spoke on Tuesday for the first time since he started training camp on the physically unable to perform list after surgery to repair a partly torn labrum on April 30.
The nine-time Pro Bowler says he's feeling better and: ...
The first full day of pads and the Houston Texans started showing some tried legs out on the field. ESPN’s Sportscenter was live from camp today and added to a busy day at the Methodist Training Center.
- Andre Johnson, Johnathan Joseph, Owen Daniels and Owen Daniels were all healthy watchers today at practice.
- Nose tackle Terrell McClain had a big day...
The Houston Texans have waived/injured rookie cornerback Johnny Adams from Michigan State. Adams has been injured since the beginning of training camp and was waived to open up a roster spot for newly signed Joe Mays.
Adams was signed after the draft and at 5-10 and 172 lbs. he didn’t make a strong enough impression to overtake fellow rookies Travis Howard and A.J. Bouye...
Houston has signed free agent Joe Mays after the linebacker was suspended and fined last season for a hit on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.
The Texans confirmed the signing on Tuesday.
Mays knocked Schaub's helmet off and the star QB lost a chunk of his left ear on the play during Houston's 31-25 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sept. 23. Mays was fined $50,000 and suspended...
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster was not cleared to
join his teammates for the start of training camp due to a lingering calf
injury that he suffered earlier this offseason. When camp began, head coach
Gary Kubiak told reporters that he wasn’t sure when he’d have his star cleared
to join the rest of the team. However, Kubiak is now a lot more optimistic
The Houston Texans cheerleaders held a dance-off in the middle of a grocery, which is just the greatest thing ever. Here's the video.
After the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, Ed Reed was one of those veteran players who seemed like his time with the team was coming to an end. The Ravens needed to clear out all kinds of salary cap space to be able to sign players like Joe Flacco, so it quickly became obvious [...]
Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said Monday that he doesn't believe Arian Foster's calf injury will linger with the star running back throughout the season.
Smith told ESPN's Josina Anderson that the Texans decided to put Foster on the physically unable to perform list to begin training camp to alleviate any concerns that the right calf strain would linger...
The Houston Texans have signed inside linebacker Joe Mays
Joe Mays signed a one-year deal with the Texans with $285 K guaranteed. $100 K bonus for making opening day roster, per source.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 29, 2013
The Texans were the most aggressive team after Mays since he was released by the Broncos. 1 of 10 teams to show interest.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl...
The Texans hope Arian Foster (calf) will return from the PUP list by the middle of the week. At this point, the injury doesn't seem to be a long-term concern, but keep in mind Foster averaged a career-low 4.1 YPC last year and racked up 405 carries (including the playoffs).
Le'Veon Bell took the field with the first team offense for four of its five snaps in team...
In 2011, the Texans won 10 games despite having their starting quarterback and top receiver only play together in 4 games. Before Matt Schaub went down with injury and missed the final 6 games of the season, the Texans were 7-3, scoring 27.3 points per game and allowing 16.6, which would have been 5th and 3rd respectively over the course of the season. Those numbers...