Ed Reed Agrees to Two Year Deal with Houston Texans


January 15, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) following his interception in the closing minutes of the 2011 AFC divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans at M

Five days after visiting, free agent free safety Ed Reed agreed to a two-year deal on Wednesday afternoon to join the Houston Texans – a move which instantly offers the team a replacement to Glover Quin.

Yesterday things got interesting on the Reed front, as talks of the Baltimore Ravens organizing a meeting with fellow free agent Michael Huff popped up. It seems like the Ravens may have known a few days now that Reed was indeed on his way out of Baltimore, but no one really saw him settling for the $4 million offer the Texans threw at him last week.

As it stands, we don’t know how much Reed will earn just yet. It is a two year deal – but the final figures are being worked as we speak. What we do know is the Texans have signed their most prolific free agent of the offseason so far, and no longer have to worry about their secondary so much – having now added a player who can still press the best receivers in the league.

In the end, it looks like Reed’s visit with Wade Phillips made the difference here. Setting him him up with a veteran defensive coordinator appealed to Reed during meetings last week, even though there is still a need for perhaps one of safety to add depth to the Texans defense.

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