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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.”
Houston reportedly offered Reed a three-year deal, but wasn’t apparently willing to offer him a must-sign contract.
Baltimore would still like to re-sign Reed, but Wilson adds that they’re not interested in retaining him for anywhere close to $7.2 million he made last season.
Reed, 34, has remained in contact with both teams in recent days, but it’s hard to say which way he’s leaning at this point. Houston should be able to him more in terms of salary than the Ravens, but it would make sense that if all things are equal, Reed would return to Baltimore.
The 49ers were also mentioned as a speculative option, but there hasn’t been a lot of buzz surrounding the idea in recent weeks.
We have him listed as the No. 16 best available player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.
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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...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Baltimore Ravens aren’t very confident that they’ll be able to re-sign free agent safety Ed Reed.
I just don’t see how the Ravens can afford Reed. They’re currenly $9 million over the salary cap, but will need some of that money to sign their rookies in the upcoming...
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 Houston Texans showed Ed Reed some southern hospitality last week during his visit to the city, but the two parties went their separate ways without a deal.
The Texans showed Reed hospitality, but didn’t show him the money. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans offered Reed a three-year $12 million deal, and that’s not good enough for Reed. The two sides...
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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The World Champion Baltimore Ravens will defend their title without another one of their defensive stalwarts. Ed Reed has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans. What the agreement is has been undisclosed for the moment, however it was thought to be similiar to the deal he played under last season with the Ravens who earned $7.2 million in base salary.
Reed has spent his enitre...
I think Mike Loyko of NEPatriotsDraft summed it up well:
I would have loved Ed Reed in New...
The Houston Texans just couldn’t figure out how to defend Tom Brady and the Patriots’ passing attack in 2012. So, they’re enlisting a new enforcer to help get them over the hump.
Ed Reed agreed to join the Texans on Wednesday, according to Jason La Confora of CBS Sports. The deal is reportedly for two years and La Confora inferred it could pay Reed an average of $6 million...
As Baltimore Ravens fans anxiously await the news of their future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed signing with another team, the fans can at least be a little bit optimistic that a potential return to Baltimore is still in the cards.
Why should Ravens fans be optimistic? The answer is two fold, after the Houston Texans basically treated Ed Reed like he was Peyton Manning last year...