Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 3/21/13
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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