NFL Trade Deadline 2013: 5 Bold Trades The Houston Texans Should Make

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Sep 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Texans safety Ed Reed (20) waves to the crowd after the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 30-9 at M

The Texans should trade Ed Reed: In my opinion, this signing has done a whole lot for the Texans this season. Reed began the season injured, and he was a free agent signing following 11 seasons in Baltimore, so his best years are behind him.

In the five games he’s played in this season, Reed has 14 tackles, no forced fumbles, no interceptions and no touchdowns (he has seven career touchdowns).

Nothing against Reed, I used to love watching Reed play in Baltimore (he’s a future Hall of Famer), but just from his stats after five games, maybe he’s not a great fit in Houston.

Reed averaged 55 tackles per season from 2002-2012. To get to that average this season, Reed will have to average just over five tackles per game for the rest of the regular season.

I’m writing this as thinking about the future of the Texans, not about this season, because after the five losses and a very good Indianapolis Colts team waiting in week nine, what else can we expect from Reed and his teammates this season?