Ed Reed to Join Houston Texans
Free agent safety Ed Reed has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans and will leave the Batimore Ravens after 11 seasons.
His financial adviser, Brad Davis, says a deal is in place, though some minor contractual language issues need to be ironed out.
Reed, who earned $7.2 million in base salary from the Ravens last season and was reportedly looking for similar dollars in free agency, could receive a contract that averages $6 million per season.
With his departure, the Super Bowl champion Ravens are left with James Ihedigbo, Omar Brown and 2012 fourth-round pick Christian Thompson at the top of their safety depth chart.
The Texans were in the market for a free safety after losing Glover Quin to the Detroit Lions in free agency.
Reed, 34, is a future Hall of Famer who has 61 interceptions in his career, seven of which he has returned for touchdowns.
He also boasts of 510 total tackles, 1,541 interception return yards and 13 touchdowns during his 11-year career, which has included nine trips to the Pro Bowl and eight All-Pro nods.
He hasn't miss a game in the last two seasons and was durable enough to play 1,068 snaps last season, 22 more than Glover Quin. He had to pick up the slack with Ray Lewis missing a considerable portion of the 2012 regular season.
At the Super Bowl XLVII, Reed staretd four games and intercepted Colin Kaepernick in the second quarter of the big game to help open up a sizable Baltimore lead. Reed also has nine interceptions in the playoffs during the course of his career, a category in which he is tied for the all-time lead.
A first-round pick out of Miami, Reed was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2004.
The future hall of famer is signing a reported two year, multi-million dollar deal. At 34-years-old, we just hope he has some tread left on his tires, because we'll need him in the secondary
Ed Reed to Join Houston Texans
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