Sep 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Texans safety Ed Reed (20) waves to the crowd after the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 30-9 at M

Houston Texans Release Ed Reed



The Bengals have already shown interest in one former Baltimore Ravens safety, so why not try another after Houston Texans just released their starting free safety in Ed Reed:


The Texans are releasing free safety Ed Reed today.

Reed was demoted and replaced by Shiloh Keo in the last two losses to Indianapolis and Arizona.

After Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Cardinals, Reed, who was in on 12 plays, said the Texans were “outplayed” and “outcoached.”

On Monday, interim coach Wade Phillips, who made the decision to demote Reed, said he preferred to keep his reaction to Reed’s criticism “in house.”

Reed, 35, played 32 snaps in the 27-24 loss to the Colts.

The Texans signed Reed for a three-year, $15 million dollar deal, including a $2 million signing bonus and $5 million guaranteed. He had a $1 million base salary this year. The team is not responsible for any more money to Reed but his contract will still affect the salary cap in 2014 and 2015.



It’s hard to see the Bengals ultimately signing the future hall of fame safety, but I do anticipate they’ll give him a call and possibly a workout.  

And please for the love of all that is good, leave poor Joe Reedy alone about the Bengals signing Reed: 

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