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HOUSTON -- Ed Reed will visit the Houston Texans Thursday, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The 34-year-old Reed, one of the greatest safeties of all time, reached the end of his six-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens and was not re-signed as the Super Bowl champions undergo a restructuring. Linebacker Ray Lewis retired and Baltimore cut safety Bernard Pollard.
So maybe the Texans' decision to release safety Glover Quin wasn't such a big deal after all.
Houston has been quiet in free agency so far, allowing outside linebacker Connor Barwin, H-back James Casey and Quin to become free agents. None of those players were particularly effective in 2012, when Houston won the AFC South and lost to the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. Barwin had a breakout season in 2011, recording 11.5 sacks and seven passes defensed, but had just three sacks and five passes defensed in 2012. Casey, a versatile athlete who played his college ball at Rice University in Houston, converted to fullback in 2012 and rarely got to showcase his versatility. Quin had five interceptions in four seasons in Houston.
Signing Reed would be the Texans' first big veteran acquisition since it acquired cornerback Johnathan Joseph and safety Danieal Manning in 2011 and would re-unite Reed with his close friend Andre Johnson. The two were college teammates at Miami.
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After going his entire career without an agent Ed Reed has finally hired one, in David Dunn of Athletes First.
As reported by ProFootballTalk a league source with thorough knowledge of the market for safetys believes the 49ers could be the ones to scoop up Reed.
With the addition of an agent by the veteran safety’s side, Dunn can engage in talks with teams in advance of the...
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,...
The Baltimore Ravens aren't done losing veteran players just yet. Safety Ed Reed, a Raven since being drafted in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft, is set to visit the Houston Texans on Thursday. Houston lost one of its starting safeties, rising star Glover Quin, to the Detroit Lions in free agency on Wednesday.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported Reed&...
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...
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Already with Anquan Boldin in their pocket, the 49ers could be dipping into the Ravens well again soon. San Francisco could make a strong play for free agent safety Ed Reed.
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...
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 twitpic.com/cbbjxa
— 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...
Free agent Charles Woodson is expected to visit with the San Francisco 49ers, who reportedly have interest in signing the veteran.