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Texans make Reed, Foster moves official

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The Texans confirmed that neither safety Ed Reed nor running back Arian Foster will be playing for them again this season.

The reasons for their absences are very different. Reed has been released a couple of days after saying that the Texans were outcoached by the Cardinals in Sunday’s loss. Reed was free to make such observations because he spent most of the day watching from the bench as the Texans sharply cut his playing time in recent weeks.

Foster is headed to injured reserve with a back injury that will require surgery. It’s the first time Foster has wound up on injured reserve in his career and the move ends a year plagued by a variety of injuries that may be related to the cumulative impact of Foster’s heavy workload over the last few seasons.

Ben Tate will be the next man up, although he’s playing with four broken ribs that could lead to roles for Dennis Johnson, Deji Karim and Ray Graham in the offense before the year is out.

The Texans didn’t announce who would fill the two open spots on the roster.

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17 Responses to “Texans make Reed, Foster moves official”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 12, 2013 4:20 PM

    The Packers laugh at your misfortunes

  2. nfloracle says: Nov 12, 2013 4:26 PM

    Reed walks with, what, $5,000,000. Pretty good deal for missing camp and lousy play when he did get on the field. He should have retired like Ray Ray did and gone out on a good note instead of this sour grapes mess.

  3. ravensterps says: Nov 12, 2013 4:29 PM

    The Texans got outcoached then cut the best ball-hawking safety of all time because he dared to say so. This comes AFTER they benched Ed as a scapegoat for their terrible defense.

    I used to kinda like the Texans. Now I see them as a joke.

  4. dcapettini says: Nov 12, 2013 4:46 PM

    If someone had offered Ray $5m to play he would have too. Don’t be an idiot. Who turns down $5m?

  5. 25yearindyfan says: Nov 12, 2013 4:47 PM

    I almost feel sorry for Houston fans. The Texans were relevant for 2 years in the division.

    The Colts will take it from here.

  6. krispc says: Nov 12, 2013 4:50 PM

    Let’s go Jerry bring him in if Houston is paying for him. Has to be better than what we have at safety now.

  7. starchybunker says: Nov 12, 2013 4:50 PM

    the Texans announced that the two open spots would be filled by Pretty Much Anybody Except Ed Reed…

  8. bunjy96 says: Nov 12, 2013 4:56 PM

    It’s the first time Foster has wound up on injured reserve in his career and the move ends a year plagued by a variety of injuries that may be related to the cumulative impact of Foster’s heavy workload over the last few seasons.

    Don’t see an M.D. after your name

  9. igster1 says: Nov 12, 2013 4:59 PM

    jerry go get reed. maybe he can cover somebody.

  10. mmarra14 says: Nov 12, 2013 5:14 PM

    “The Texans got outcoached then cut the best ball-hawking safety of all time because he dared to say so. This comes AFTER they benched Ed as a scapegoat for their terrible defense.

    I used to kinda like the Texans. Now I see them as a joke.”

    You kinda liked the Texans but never watched a game? Because if you watched even one game you’d see Ed was the farthest thing from a scapegoat.

  11. larrydavid7000 says: Nov 12, 2013 5:56 PM

    Cleveland raven fan there is only one ball hawk ever. #21 PERIOD.!!!!!!!!!

  12. footballfan01 says: Nov 12, 2013 6:20 PM

    He’s always been the most overrated player in the league. No big loss.

  13. mackcarrington says: Nov 12, 2013 6:42 PM

    “Poof” goes the plan to sell stock in Foster.

  14. 8man says: Nov 12, 2013 7:40 PM

    Likely that what takes the field and stands on the sidelines for the Texans next year will be a radical departure from what did so this year.

    QB? Coach? Staff? Should I keep going/

  15. davidschap says: Nov 12, 2013 7:49 PM

    Belichick loves Ed Reed. Wouldn’t surprise me if Pats picked him up.

  16. strasburgvacowboy says: Nov 12, 2013 8:20 PM

    krispc, If the folks giving you a thumbs down are not just plain haters…they sure as hech must not have seen Jeff Heath’s work he turned in Monday night!

  17. bucfanforlife says: Nov 12, 2013 10:56 PM

    hello, ed tom and bill here do you want come to new england

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