Ed Reed to visit Texans

Getty Images

The Texans lost free safety Glover Quin to Detroit on Wednesday.

Now comes word they will be welcoming a surefire future Hall of Fame safety on a free-agent visit on Thursday.

The Texans will host free agent Ed Reed on Thursday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported.

Reed is the top unsigned safety on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100. He has played his entire career for the Ravens, but his future with Baltimore is unclear.

49 responses to “Ed Reed to visit Texans

  1. Reed is the greatest safety to ever play the game, and is a future first ballot HOF player. I can’t imagine Ed Reed in another uniform. Would be tough to stomach, hopefully he comes back to Baltimore but if he doesn’t I wish him luck anyway.

  2. Not Surprising, he’s on the decline, we need to get Younger and replace him sooner or later. We will always Love Ed. Sad to see him not in a Ravens jersey but that’s football.

  3. I wonder what the Ravens are doing and realize the defense was not that great last year. These old guys have a shelf life.

  4. I know Reed is in the twilight of his career, but this would be the biggest FA signing in team history. Don’t believe me? Look up past acquisitions.

  5. Like Ray Lewis said today..Its not always the money..its about the friendships you make.When you see all ya friends being let go why stay?

  6. Love Ed reed. But he is past his prime. Can’t tackle anymore and is afraid to hit because of injury. If he doesn’t come back to Baltimore we wish u the best and can’t wait to see u in canton

  7. As a Ravens fan, he should test the waters and get all the leverage he can…you guys just don’t get it, these players need to make as much money as they can with the punishment their bodies take.

    Reed has a ring and I have no problem with him chasing money elsewhere. I am a Ravens fan, but I do understand the NFL is a business without much financial regard to the players, as with other pro sports.

  8. the texans better try to get all the help they can, cause luck and my colts are taking back the afc south once again, we only let u guys borrow it for 2 years, times up, playa!!!!

  9. The Ravens have six players with an aggregate cap hit in 2014 of $71 million- Webb, Flacco, Suggs, Ngata, Yanda and Rice. It only gets worse next year.

  10. Putting Q aside, all of our “key” losses have been on the defensive side.. and breaking news bulletin here, we weren’t that good there to begin with.

    We’ll still score points. We’ll still win games. We’ll still go to the postseason.

    Reports of our demise… highly exaggerated.

  11. kelshannon19 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 6:16 PM
    Hope Joe Flacco is happy. Lost all key players to pay his salary.

    ====================================

    Flacco’s cap number is under 7 million this season, less then it was last season. By the time Flacco’s cap number spikes, Ed Reed will have retired from the NFL, same goes for Anquan Boldin. But lets not let facts get in the way…

  12. The Ravens have six players with an aggregate cap hit in 2014 of $71 million- Webb, Flacco, Suggs, Ngata, Yanda and Rice. It only gets worse next year

    woooow thats crazy, 4 players take up 80% of yr cap

  13. Ed Reed would be a great addition to the Texans. He knows how to work and he knows how to win.
    If I’m Houston, he does not get back on a plane without ink on a contract. Some of these proven winner players need to be getting paid for leadership skills as well.
    I’m not a Houston/Ed Reed fan, but Houston is so close to really making BIG playoff noise.

  14. Guess we’re going to see how good Joey Flacco REALLY is…..take all those avg. players and make them appear one notch higher.

    He really did a good job of that the first 4.5 years in the league……pleeease.

    Rice up them middle is going back in.

  15. he needs to go to broncos manning needs to restucture his contract so we can help our defense get better still top five d but we need a playmaker like reed

  16. steve atwater, john lynch, brian dawkins, and ed reed will be the next hopefully if i was john elway i would tell peyton manning in his words ”hurry hurry” restructure ur dam deal so we can get reed

  17. he needs to go to broncos manning needs to restucture his contract so we can help our defense get better still top five d but we need a playmaker like reed

    peyton will NEVER restructure his deal!!!

  18. @randallfail, Ed Reed hasn’t even the best safety in the AFCN North during his career. So how could he possibly be the best ever.

    I expect this nonsense from ravenator.

  19. The difference between Polamalu and Reed is Troy can stuff the run. Reed is afraid to tackle RBs and plays centerfield. Troy is a complete safety. Reed knows how to pad his numbers.

    Look for highlights of run stuffing. You won’t see any from Reed. You see plenty from Troy.

  20. Enjoy your visit in Houston Ed…. then get on a plane and come to NE. We got a lot of young players that are in dire need of your leadership.

  21. Living in baltimore, I might be in the minority on this, but I wouldn’t be all that upset if Reed left… This isn’t the same Ed Reed from a few years back. Maybe it’s his neck injuries, but he can’t tackle ANYTHING and he’s at a point in his career where his overly aggressive chance taking for picks is now actually a detriment to the team. He takes way too many chances that he just doesn’t have the physical ability to make up for anymore…

  22. Ed Reed should finish a Raven. There should be veteran exceptions with the cap to keep guys like Urlacher and Reed with their teams. Even if it was an extreme amount if years like 10 with the same franchise.

Leave a Reply