Ed Reed got $5 million for five starts

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It’s been a good year for Ed Reed.  (Except for, you know, the hip surgery.)

Reed won a Super Bowl with the Ravens.  He went to the White House.  President Obama mentioned Reed’s name, even though he was simply pointing out his gray hair.

And Reed has now received $5 million for five total starts with the Texans.

Specifically, Reed pocketed a $2 million signing bonus, a $2 million guaranteed salary advance, and a $1 million guaranteed salary for 2013.  (He also picked up another $437,500 in per-game roster bonuses.)

The only caveat for Reed is that he now has two tickets to the waiver wire.  If someone claims his contract, he’ll still get the balance of the base salary that he’d get if no one claims his contract.  (That said, he’ll still get an extra $62,500 for each game on which he makes it to the active 46-man roster with a new team.)

The next question is whether anyone will claim his contract.  Based on what we’ve seen from his this year, the other 31 teams possibly will decide that he should have retired after finally getting to paradise.

48 responses to “Ed Reed got $5 million for five starts

  1. How is he not going to end up with the Patriots now? They don’t mind his skill set too much – remember how they used Junior Seau just for his locker room presence?

  2. If you’re a team that may face the Texans again in the regular season and the Ravens in the postseason (if they make it), don’t you have to consider signing him just for the playbook insight?

    Would not be surprised to see the Patriots or Broncos take a flyer on him.

  3. It seemed like the ENTIRE EARTH except for the Texans knew that Reed was dunzo — but all it takes is one team to not get it, and have a player score a huge payday for not much in return.

    If I recall correctly, weren’t there even questions about Reed’s health, passing a physical, what was known and when it was known, etc. – and the Texans STILL insisted that Reed was the right man for the job.

    That whole thing left a LOT of us scratching our heads – way back from months ago.

  4. h3min1230 says: Nov 12, 2013 1:27 PM

    Advice to the homeless: Do what Ed Reed did.
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    All the way down to his hairstyles.

  5. doctorrustbelt says:
    Nov 12, 2013 1:35 PM
    I’ll say it again…. Ed Reed looks older than Greg Oden.

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    Considering Reed is 10 years older than Oden, I don’t quite see your point.

  6. “That ain’t working, that’s the way you do it. Get your money here for nothing and your chicks for free.”

  7. He is anti-Matt Flynn. Matt Flynn used a handful of games to make millions in his career. Ed Reed used his career to make millions in a handful of games.

  8. Marv says:

    How is he not going to end up with the Patriots now? They don’t mind his skill set too much – remember how they used Junior Seau just for his locker room presence?
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    I don’t think Reed has as much left in the tank as Seau did. That said Belichick loves him some Reed and it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Pats take a chance with him on a vet minimum contract if he makes it through waivers. He can fill in for Gregory until he’s healed up.

  9. Signing an over-the-hill star like Reed is like something that the Redskins would have done before Vinny Cerrato was fired and Dan Snyder stepped back from making player personnel decisions.

  10. He should have never left the City that REEEEEEEEEDS! Than again he may be a lot smarter than he pretends to be.

  11. When Kubiak is gone at the end of the season, could Rick Smith go with him. Just another of the questionable personnel moves these 2 have made over the last few years.

  12. Guess making comments about how poor you think a game was coached after sitting on the sidelines for a majority of it while your head coach is recovering in a hospital isn’t that great an idea.

    Hey, nice paycheck though.

  13. I don’t want the Patriots to sign him as he looked awful in his limited time in Houston, but I know Belichick loves Reed and I really wouldn’t be shocked to see him come to New England…I guess it wouldn’t be so bad if they can get him for the veteran’s minimum and let him fill in for Gregory until he’s back to 100%, not the mention the leadership role he could take on the field with Big Vince and Mayo out

  14. I hope he signs in Cleveland before week 12.

    That would give the Steeler receivers two full games – 120 minutes of game time – to knock him out multiple times. Maybe Hines Ward could come out of retirement for the occasion.

  15. “Hello, Arian? It’s me, Ed. Can you hook me up with that stock thing where I get $10 million right now in exchange for the 10% of my completely non-existent future earnings? Thanks for the hook-up, bud.”

  16. .
    Reed could possibly fit in with the Patriots as a situational nickel /dime back. That would allow him the opportunity to free lance. Terrell Buckley was a valued playmaker for the Pats operating in that mode.
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  17. Epitomizes everything that’s gone wrong in this Texan disaster season. Reed just needs to hang it up after getting one more payday, but he’s the best safety I’ve ever seen personally play the game. Yes, even better than Ronnie Lott.

  18. jamaltimore says:

    He should have never left the City that REEEEEEEEEDS! Than again he may be a lot smarter than he pretends to be.
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    I thought Baltimore refused to re-sign/extend Reed so I don’t think he had any choice but to leave.

    And he was smart enough to pick up 5 mil for very little in exchange.

  19. Time for Ed to retire. In 5 years we can see Ray Lewis inducted. In 6 we can see Ed Reed get inducted. Then who knows how long it will be before we see another HOFer.

    Suggs? NGata?

  20. He may not even need to leave the state. Reed’s gotta be better than anything Dallas is trotting out there..

    While I posted this, someone else just threw a 30 yd td pass on them.

  21. apkyletexas, that was freaking hilarious. They should go all out and also bring in Keith Rivers as a warm-up for Hines.

  22. Haven’t seen Reed play this year so don’t know how deminished his skills are but Packers could sure use a veteran to pair with Burnett as evidenced by getting beat back to back games to 2nd sting quarterbacks at home.
    However – Ted likes them young. Never happen.

  23. i see a one day contract in his future. always sad to see the great ones go out like this. he and troy should hang them up together…as soon as hes done trying to catch pryor(thats for you crown)

  24. I think Bill will remain a little sour after the Haynesworth / Johnson thing came up lemons.

    Aging veterans aren’t the fad right now.

  25. guitarkevin says:
    …In 6 we can see Ed Reed get inducted. Then who knows how long it will be before we see another HOFer. Suggs? NGata?
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    Ngata?! A HOFer?! guitarkevin, I didn’t know that was you riding with Bowe.

  26. Marv says:
    Nov 12, 2013 1:30 PM
    How is he not going to end up with the Patriots now? They don’t mind his skill set too much – remember how they used Junior Seau just for his locker room presence?
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    Belichick’s not stupid – he still wants players that can actually play. He learned his lesson from Ochocinco, he won’t just sign anybody off the street.

  27. sbaltimore says:
    Nov 12, 2013 1:50 PM
    Next time maybe the Texans should look at some GAME FILM before signing on the dotted line.
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    You mean like an interception in the biggest game of the entire season as well as a game-changing endzone play?

  28. harrisonhits2 says:
    Nov 12, 2013 3:22 PM

    I thought Baltimore refused to re-sign/extend Reed so I don’t think he had any choice but to leave.

    And he was smart enough to pick up 5 mil for very little in exchange.
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    Baltimore was trying to re-sign him all the way up to an hour before he signed with Houston.

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