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.