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Star safety Ed Reed was greeted with some southern hospitality this week as he met with the Houston Texans. Reed left Houston without a deal or an offer, and that now gives the Ravens one more shot at the future Hall of Famer.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome expects to meet with Reed’s representatives this week at the owners meetings, and make an offer to keep Reed in tow.
Newsome told USA Today that he expects Reed to make his decision sometime this week.
“Four years ago, we went down this same road with Ray,” Newsome said. “Dave always does a very good job of keeping us in the loop. That doesn’t mean that Ed will come back, and it doesn’t mean that he will leave.”
The Ravens obviously want to keep the 12 year veteran, and need to come forward with an offer similar to the $7.2 million Reed played for last season.
Newsome who is one of the best GM’s in football knows he needs a good draft and some sound evaluation to rebound from the losses the Ravens incurred in free agency.
“I’ve learned through the years, whether it’s on offense or defense or special teams, you’ve got to be careful for how quickly you transition,” Newsome said. “You’ve got to make sure that you contain certain elements, while you let other elements go.”
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The Houston Texans reportedly had to cut their meeting with safety Ed Reed short on Thursday so they could get out of Reliant Stadium before the start of a Pitbull concert.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Houston Texans’ initial offer was lower than free agent safety Ed Reed expected, but they’re still in the hunt to sign him.
Sources say Texans’ initial offer for Ed Reed came in lower than expected, which is why there wasn’t a fast deal. But they’re still in it
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 19, 2013
Safety Ed Reed remains unsigned, and it appears his decision
on where to play next season and beyond has come down to two teams, the
Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans.
The Ravens are reportedly still in play for Reed. However,
their real interest in re-signing the veteran is unknown, as is their ability
to fit him into their already tight budget. Baltimore has had to watch several...
The Baltimore Ravens are seemingly hemorrhaging star players at the moment.
The free agency purge does not have general manager Ozzie Newsome pushing the panic button.
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For the past two days, it appeared that long time Ravens icon and future hall of famer Ed Reed was ready to join the mass exodus of free agents to leave Baltimore. But after receiving a contract offer from the Houston Texans after a lengthy visit, rumor has it that he is returning to Ozzie Newsome to see if his only employer at this level in his career will help him to retire as...
According to the USA Today, Ed Reed’s decision on where he will play in 2013 should be made this week according to Baltimore Raven’s General Manager, Ozzie Newsome.
“Four years ago, we went down this same road with Ray, Dave always does a very good job of keeping us in the loop. That doesn’t mean that Ed will come back, and it doesn’t mean that he will leave.”
After much anticipation and talk of free agent safety Ed Reed signing with the Houston Texans on Friday, it was all quickly shot down when Reed left home for Atlanta with no deal.
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Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that a league source with knowledge of the situation mentioned that the Texans offer to free agent S Ed Reed was “low enough that a fast deal was unrealistic.”
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