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Ed Reed leaves Texans visit without a deal

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Safety Ed Reed enjoyed the “southern hospitality” extended by the Texans during his visit to Houston, but there’s no deal in place between the two sides.

The NFL Network reports that Reed has wrapped up his meeting with the team without signing a contract and that there is “nothing expected” to happen on the contract front on Friday.  That doesn’t mean there won’t eventually be a deal, however.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that “heavy” interest remains on both sides and that Reed has “other responsibilities” outside of visiting with the team that need attention. Wilson spoke to a source who believes Reed will shop around any offer he received from the Texans while predicting that he will ultimately wind up playing in Houston in 2013.

That sounds promising for Houston, but last year’s will he or won’t he return saga illustrates that Reed is willing to take his time making any decision about his future.

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44 Responses to “Ed Reed leaves Texans visit without a deal”
  1. ItIsWhatitis says: Mar 15, 2013 3:03 PM

    Take a trip to NE

  2. ravenator says: Mar 15, 2013 3:04 PM

    Baltimore still loves you Reed. Cmon home. While not the player he once was, his leadership would benefit the young players. Hate on haters

  3. patfanken says: Mar 15, 2013 3:04 PM

    Ed’s not signing anything until he talks to Bill. I don’t know if the Pats will sign him, but that discussion is going to happen.

  4. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Mar 15, 2013 3:06 PM

    49ERS

  5. bettis3636 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:07 PM

    Adds to the drama… Now the idiot “Ravenator” wants to welcome him home when a few posts ago Ed Reed was old and blah blah blah… JUST RETIRE!

  6. nineroutsider says: Mar 15, 2013 3:08 PM

    I think Reed will end up back in Baltimore. He obviously wants more than anybody wants to pay and once he realizes he will have to take less, a lot less, he’ll probably decide to take less from the team he loves.

  7. ravensdominate says: Mar 15, 2013 3:10 PM

    The Texans are basically our farm team. They give us pieces to a super bowl title and now ask for our scraps. Ed Reed is great but his best days are behind him and Ozzie won’t over pay to keep him. If the patriots think they can get passed us if they take Ed then so be it. We’ll dominate them like we did last season.

    Ravens- Best franchise in the league- World Champs

    Out

  8. uvmcatamounts says: Mar 15, 2013 3:10 PM

    The Ravens should keep this guy. Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis were Ravens from draft day straight into the HoF. Reed should be in that category.

  9. ravenator says: Mar 15, 2013 3:10 PM

    He must not be a pitbull fan

  10. richiedean49 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:10 PM

    Visit SF if you want another ring before you retire.

  11. eb3110 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:11 PM

    Definitely going to talk to Belichick before making a decision…

  12. thirtyrackdash says: Mar 15, 2013 3:12 PM

    Don’t thumbs down patfranken. Regardless of whether you like the Pats or not, it is pretty well documented that Ed Reed and Bill Belichick have a mutual respect for one another.

  13. fuglyflorio says: Mar 15, 2013 3:14 PM

    He’s a Raven for life … just like Boldin.

  14. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:14 PM

    good!!! come to indy and we will have a 3 headed monster at Safety

  15. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Mar 15, 2013 3:16 PM

    Thumbs down anything to do with the fallacious new england “patriots” who are perfidious capitalist americans that are no match for the heroic socialist people’s republic’s team: San Francisco 49ers. Where is your god now?

  16. 13arod says: Mar 15, 2013 3:17 PM

    49ers are going to get him a lot of ravens players going there

  17. ravensdominate says: Mar 15, 2013 3:20 PM

    Ravens are World Champs. Bow to our feet, minions.

  18. multiplemiggs says: Mar 15, 2013 3:20 PM

    wheres rex ryan at?

  19. menofsteelx6 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:26 PM

    Ed Reed is not coming back to Baltimore . They are trying to reload with a younger defense, not re-hash with aging players who are prone to injury at any moment.

  20. scoobyscraps says: Mar 15, 2013 3:28 PM

    Ed,
    You have haunted us for years. It sure would be nice to have you on our side for the remainder of your career!

    Sincerely,

    Bengals Fan

  21. gonavybeatarmy says: Mar 15, 2013 3:29 PM

    Hey Ravenator,

    Why do you care where Reed signs? Everyday multiple times a day you roll out the Trust Ozzie narrative and state that everyone must just shut up, sit back and watch.

    Maybe Jump Ball Joe Flacco isn’t really that good after all.

  22. inozziewetrust says: Mar 15, 2013 3:36 PM

    At the SB celebration parade, Reed sang “Two Tickets to Paradise” — while his son sat on his shoulders — to 75,000 Ravens fans at M&T. The fans went nuts!

    At the parade, he jumped off the float and walked with the Lombardi trophy in his hands just so fans could touch it.

    The man is awesome. Come back to Baltimore, baby, we love you!

  23. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 15, 2013 3:38 PM

    ravenator, I don’t know how you’re coping with this emotional rollercoaster, though bandwagon jumping seems to help you.

    I hope Jacoby Jones gets more consistent support from you on dancing with the stars.

  24. rocketman2010 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:40 PM

    Texans are waiting for the Broncos to release Elvis Dumerville before committing to Reed… If Dumerville gets cut, I think Houston pays him big and he signs before the weekend is out.

  25. st1llerz1 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:41 PM

    Is there a bigger clown on this site than ravenator?

    Yesterday…

    ravenator says:Mar 15, 2013 8:51 AM

    Reed is a shell of his former self and he’s not worth $6M a year. If he gets it, good for him but I won’t be upset if he leaves.

    Today…

    ravenator says:Mar 15, 2013 3:04 PM

    Baltimore still loves you Reed. Cmon home. While not the player he once was, his leadership would benefit the young players. Hate on haters

    If reed subsequently signs elsewhere, he’s old and washed up. Good riddance.

    If he shows back up in luckimore to drown with the rest of the ratbirds on the sinking ship, the USS joe flaccid, he’s a hero and will somehow transform himself into the elite safety he was 5 years ago.

    Get a clue…

    As the Nest Burns…

    GO STEELERS!

  26. alexboon2013 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:43 PM

    Anyone know if a free agent fails a physical does the team have to say, or do they just say they couldn’t reach an agreement to give the player a chance to sign somewhere else?

  27. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 15, 2013 3:45 PM

    ED will do what he wants when he wants.hes done that year after year…raven fans just sit back and wait for final roster. until then
    ENJOY THE CHAMPIONSHIP@!!![all is good]

  28. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 15, 2013 3:49 PM

    Ravenators flip flops should not be a surprise as he probably changes his mind about players more than he brushes his teeth….

  29. inozziewetrust says: Mar 15, 2013 3:53 PM

    Is there a bigger hater on this site than st1llez1?

    USS Joe Flaccid? Rat Birds? Luckimore?

    Give it a rest. You don’t have to like us, but respect the win.

  30. gillespie138 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:53 PM

    The Texans are not going anywhere. In the next couple of years the colts with own them once again, and they will never be a contender with Schuab at the helm.

  31. bartlettruss says: Mar 15, 2013 4:11 PM

    The team doesn’t have to give the results of the physical to other teams.

  32. ravensdominate says: Mar 15, 2013 4:28 PM

    St1llerz1, dude as the nest burns??? We’re world champs. World champs. I’d hate to be purging all these players after an 8-8 season like you losers… As the steel bends…

    GO RAVENS! Best franchise in the league, oh and Ofcourse, World Champs.

  33. iamedreed says: Mar 15, 2013 4:31 PM

    this all went down pretty much exactly how i expected it to. ed will go on a few trips, talk to some coaches, and field offers and ozzie is just gonna have to open up the check book and pay the man. his leadership in the locker room with the young guys we get from our 11 draft picks will be worth it.

  34. sbaltimore says: Mar 15, 2013 4:35 PM

    Welcome to the world of drama queen, Ed Reed.

  35. bullsonparade1977 says: Mar 15, 2013 5:49 PM

    Sounds to me like it’s either bmore, Houston,SF or Indy… By my count now Houston had lost 4 starters and 1 serviceable backup. Resigned 2 backups no one has ever heard of and let Ed reed get out of town without signing a contract… Man Rick Smith must feel like that girl on a one night stand that has to walk the walk of shame through a frat house the next morning.

  36. cranespy says: Mar 15, 2013 5:54 PM

    Come to New England….give us three years of leadership and then retire and stay on as a coach!!!

  37. blazertop says: Mar 16, 2013 7:58 AM

    Ed spent enough time with Bob McNair to realize how clueless McNair is and what a joke the Houston franchise is overall, in spite of somehow backing into the playoffs and drawing CIN each time….

    And if they let Ed meet Kubiak, I’m sure Ed was running for the door.

  38. ravensdominate says: Mar 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    The Texans will never be winners. Especially with Shaub as their QB. New England can’t win without cheating and San Fran just can’t get over the hump. The only reason San Fran was even in the game at the end of the super bowl was because of a miraculous power outage. What a joke. Ravens are superior to all.

  39. scoobies05 says: Mar 16, 2013 11:14 AM

    stillerz1 is a clown….as the steel melts. as far as ed…right player right price. no doubt he has slowed down and cant hit. but every oc game plans for him. no smarter player in the league. i would love him back for the right price. if he leaves…thanks for every thing ed. go ravens!

  40. sbaltimore says: Mar 16, 2013 12:54 PM

    Next to Favre, Reed takes the prize for the most “I am/I am not going to retire” comments.

  41. stinemonster says: Mar 16, 2013 1:46 PM

    Makeing a super bowl with Flacco is a little different than making one with Schaub. He’s going to wind up in SF if they will take him.

  42. silentcount says: Mar 16, 2013 5:07 PM

    Ed Reed is from New Orleans and that’s where he has the best chance to win two superbowls in a row. With the other changes on defense, the Saints will be back on top. Sean Payton is very motivated to get even and so is Rob Ryan.

  43. houtexans2013 says: Mar 16, 2013 6:33 PM

    For all the texans haters, I take it yall didnt watch yalls previous trip to Reliant Stadium. If I remember correctly yall went home with a 43-13 loss.

  44. stayfloating says: Mar 17, 2013 12:09 AM

    Y’all better ask Ed. The only thing that’s gonna stop him from signing w/ his hometown New Orleans is the salary cap.
    P.S. he just touched down in the Big Easy btw

    You can’t hold a winner down forever. WHODAT?!

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