As expected, free agent free safety Ed Reed has remained totally quiet since flying home to Atlanta last Friday after a two day visit with the Houston Texans. So far this week we’ve heard only the negatives about Reed maybe accepting general manager Rick Smith’s $4 million offerto replace Glover Quin – but now, there’s some good news.
The Ravens are reportedly interested in fellow free agent Michael Huff, according to the Baltimore Sun. No date has been given just yet in terms of a meeting, but Aaron Wilson thinks the former Oakland Raider will visit within the next five days:
Ravens expected to meet with safety Michael Huff within the next five days, according to a league source.
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 20, 2013
If you’re wondering why the Texans should care, all of this points towards the Ravens weighing up their options in case Reed takes off. None of this is to say that’s a certainty – and it looks like the Patriots and 49ers are still going to take a shot – but with the Texans’ money on the table, it’s something to wonder.
As it looks right now, Reed isn’t going to give anyone a set answer anytime soon. He’s playing it cool like the Jets and Darelle Revis, except Reed believes he is still worth $6-7 million and a deal worth at least three or so years.
The Texans probably won’t offer Reed that. All they can offer is $4 million, a locker room pal in Andre Johnson, along with a pretty good defensive coordinator in Wade Phillips. If Reed takes too long though, and nothing becomes of Huff’s visit to Baltimore, his next stop could be Houston. Same goes for Charles Woodson or Kerry Rhodes.
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