A shell of himself at age 35 with hip and knee issues, Reed had been demoted to third-string safety behind Shiloh Keo and D.J. Swearinger. In the Week 10 loss at Arizona, he only logged 12 snaps while playing exclusively in dime packages. After the game, Reed said Texans were "outplayed" and "outcoached." With the 2-7 Texans now in rebuilding mode, they don't need a proud veteran like Reed griping. They'll eat the $6 million guaranteed they gave the ex-Raven back in March and move on. Reed is a nine-time Pro Bowler and future Hall of Famer, but any team bringing him in should keep expectations in check. He's near the end of the line.
-part of the Should We? thread obligation is naming who you want to cut if picking him up. I like the upside in front of IAQ & Bush more than hope of a spark from a 35yo safety. Remember how Sharper fell off the face of the NFL planet quickly similarly?
Jwho77 UConn Fan NOLA Member since Sep 2003 21832 posts
re: Ed Reed released by Texans: Should we?Posted by Jwho77 on 11/12/13 at 1:45 pm to THRILLHO
Considering the Saints preference to use three safeties, I can see Reed as an asset as the deep centerfielder spot that Bush normally mans. If he has anything left in the tank, the future HoF can surely help.