Ed Reed’s stint in Houston was a short one.
Reed, the veteran safety who signed with the Texans this season, will be released today, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
The news makes a lot of sense, as Reed has been a disappointment on the field and is expressing frustration off the field. Reed’s playing time has been in decline, and on Sunday he said the Texans were out-coached in their loss to the Cardinals, which couldn’t have endeared him to the coaching staff.
Although Reed was once a great safety, at age 35 he’s not the player now that he was in his prime with the Ravens.
Like all players who are released after the trade deadline, Reed is subject to waivers. It will be interesting to see whether the Ravens put in a claim for him, but considering that they didn’t show much interest in keeping him in the offseason, they may not have much interest in bringing him back now.