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.
Ed Reed is subject to waivers. Is owed about $400,000 on the remainder of his salary. Had $5M in guarantees in Texans contract
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) November 12, 2013
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:
Also, I’ve answered the Ed Reed/Bengals question 3 different ways. Check the timeline
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 12, 2013