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New England Patriots
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The Patriots’ apparent free-agent prize this offseason is safety Ed Reed, and after nine Pro Bowls and 61 interceptions why wouldn’t he be. But wants are very different than guarantees.
Reed pondered the possibility of playing under Bill Belichick during Super Bowl week, but a passing remark provides little to no security. The 34-year-old safety would have a meaningful impact on the Patriots’ secondary, there’s no questioning that, but his loyalty to the Ravens might be too strong to lure him to New England. That is why there are contingency plans.
Fortunately for the Patriots, there is a wide variety of secondary options this offseason and the safety position is as stocked as it has ever been. Reed may headline the class, but there is plenty of talent to spare, including maybe the most underrated and undervalued safety...
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Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed to NFL AM on the NFL Network that he still hasn’t spoken with the Ravens about a new contract and that he can’t see himself playing anywhere else.
While many people believe the Patriots and Colts could be potential landing spots for Reed, I think he’ll give the Ravens the first shot at signing him to a contract.
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With the deadline fast approaching on March 4th, 4pmEST for teams to declare their franchise tags. News comes out of Houston that they are unlikely to franchise Safety Glover Quin who is generating 'persistent buzz' on the free agency market according to profootballtalk.com
This was further endorsed by John McClain of Houston Chronicle, who wrote:
The reason the Texans...
Hey Ed Reed: Stop teasing us Patriots fans. You know everyone wants you to come here and shore up our porous secondary. But quit with the back and fourth. First prior to the Super Bowl you said you basically wanted to have babies with Bill Belichick, statements you have since backpedaled on, stating that you intend to remain a Raven.
If that didn't sting enough, you had to...
On “NFL AM” Monday morning on the NFL Network, Ravens cornerback Ed Reed — who is set to hit free agency later this month — was asked about his feelings for Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
“They win [Super Bowls]. At the Super Bowl, I was asked if I would play for Coach Belichick and my answer was: ‘What player wouldn’t play for Coach Belichick?’ He is a good...
Franchise deadline is 3 today. Texans won’t b franchising anyone. Haven’t since Dunta Robinson in 2009.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 4, 2013
The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain is reporting that the Houston Texans will not be using the Franchise tag for the 2013 season. Reports were surfacing that free agent safety Glover Quin would be getting the tag, but that...
The Baltimore Ravens have signed Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco to a new long-term agreement. Late Friday evening it came out that the Ravens were able to get a new deal done with their franchise quarterback, at a whopping $120.6 million over six years. It should be interesting to see how this was structured, because this is higher than the contract Drew Brees got last offseason...
With all the talk in Baltimore being focused on Joe Cool and his 120.6 million dollar contract, you have to suspect there will be a few Ravens who just don’t feel the love.
The Ravens have a list of players set to become free agents. Now that Flacco’s contract seems to be a concrete deal, the Ravens can now start to tie up loss ends elsewhere. However certain players have already...
With Goldson almost definitely leaving San Francisco, the Patriots should consider him a viable option to play alongside Devin McCourty at safety. He's going into his 7th season in the league, and while he doesn't have the stat line that fans would probably like to see, (only 3 picks in 2012) he moves well in space, and can really lay the wood. Goldson would be a dramatic...