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Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Ravens had a price they were willing to pay veteran safety Ed Reed, and the Texans exceeded it.
It's as simple as that - money. Reed will end his 11-year career with the Super Bowl Champions for what all professional athletes usually do, whether they admit it or not. The Ravens had a similar 'set price' on LB Ray Lewis four years ago, but he remained in Baltimore because he couldn't find more money elsewhere.
Per Dan Hansuz of NFL.com: 'In a separate text to Breer, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing wrote of playing with Reed: "Wow -- So pumped. Playing with a guy I grew up idolizing."
Reed, 34, will join a Texans defense that could use a veteran of his talent and leadership ability. The five-time All-Pro brings 61 career interceptions and 605 total tackles to the Texans and will replace Glover Quin, who signed with the Detroit Lions, in the Texans' starting lineup.
Reed spent the day with his family Wednesday before making the decision it was time to move on, according to Breer.
Upon hearing of Reed's expected move to the Texans, Ravens coach John Harbaugh texted Breer: "Ed is a great friend and player. I will always appreciate our time together, along with what we were able to accomplish." '
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Safety Ed Reed made it clear today that he’s very excited about having the opportunity to play for the Houston Texans.
“I feel it in the weather. My mom and dad can drive right on over,” Reed said, per NFL.com. “I came here to win a championship and help guys with whatever it may be, on and off the field.”
Reed is also looking forward to being a part of the Texans’ defense...
Thank you to my agent @davidcanter I just agreed to terms on a new 3 year deal to remain with@houstontexans
— Brice McCain (@McCain21) March 20, 2013
Brice McCain 3 year deal: $5.25 million, $2.25 guaranteed.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 20, 2013
The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with cornerback Brice McCain and is the first unrestricted free agent that the...
Former Ravens safety Ed Reed has officially signed his new contract with the Houston Texans.
“It is truly a great day for our franchise. We announce the signing of Ed Reed as a Houston Texan.” said general manager Rick Smith at today’s press conference.
Texans’ owner Bob McNair is fired up over signing Reed.
“We haven’t had that guy that’s a center fielder and can cover...
Max value of Ed Reed’s deal is about $15 million over three years … And, again, around $6 million in Year 1.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 22, 2013
Ed Reed is getting a 3 year deal worth $15 mil with $5 guaranteed.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 22, 2013
Today the Houston Texans announced the signing of their new safety, Ed Reed. Reed’s contract is a...
Looks like Ray Lewis won't be the only long-time Ravens defender who won't be back in Charm City next season.
The Houston Texans recently extended free agent safety Ed
Reed a three-year contract offer, but the sides are not close to reaching an
agreement, according to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle.
McClain and others are reporting that the Texans’ offer to
Reed was for three years and roughly $4 million per season. The veteran made
over $7 million last year, and he’s reportedly...
Breaking News - Free agent safety Ed Reed, who played eleven seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, has agreed to and signed a three-year contract which is believed to be worth a maximum of $15 million. As reported Wednesday by FFLockerRoom, Reed replaces Glover Quin in the Texans secondary unit who left for the Detroit Lions last week.
NFL Impact - The Baltimore Ravens have been losing...
Season 3, Episode 86 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I talk about Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed leaving for the Houston Texans for starters and then get into talking about the new rule changes that were passed on Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings.
We move on to talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers depth on the Steelers offensive line as we move closer...
I think Mike Loyko of NEPatriotsDraft summed it up well:
I would have loved Ed Reed in New...
Today, Ed Reed will be introduced to the Houston media in a press conference. In a lot of ways I wish that he was being introduced in a New England press conference today, but overall I think we’re better off with Adrian Wilson.
The inconsistent, and at times dreadful, play of Steven Gregory and Pat Chung is what lead to most of the huge plays over the top. McCourty’s side...