Perennial Pro Bowler Ed Reed appears to be leaning towards leaving the Baltimore Ravens with the Houston Texans potentially making the move a little easier with a three-year contract offer according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle as of March 19:
The Texans have made an offer that, according to two people familiar with the negotiation, is closer to $4 million a year than $5 million. Reed has been hoping to get a multiyear contract that averages $6 million to $7 million.
With the Ravens seemingly willing to let any member of the team head elsewhere outside of the recently re-signed Joe Flacco, Reed’s departure wouldn’t be all that surprising. Reed has expressed interest in staying in Baltimore for the rest of his career, but the team isn’t in a hurry to get a deal done with the veteran safety.
Before the season officially came to a close for the Ravens, with a win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, Reed openly embraced the thought of playing for the New England Patriots for head coach Bill Belichick.
Unfortunately for Reed, the Patriots haven’t shown much interest in the veteran since hitting the free agent market and recently signed Adrian Wilson to fill the void at safety.
Although New England appears to be moving forward without reaching out to Reed, Baltimore’s longtime safety will still have options in free agency if unable to reach a deal with the Texans or Ravens during the NFL off-season.
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