Texans release Ed Reed

Texans release Ed Reed
November 12, 2013, 1:15 pm

Former Ravens safety Ed Reed will be cut by the Texans today, according to the Houston Chronicle. Reed signed with the Texans during the offseason after 11 seasons with the Ravens that will eventually land him in the Hall of Fame.

However, Reed’s stay in Houston was short, and not very sweet. At age 35, and recovering from a hip injury, Reed played poorly this season and was eventually removed from the starting lineup. After their loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, Reed said the Texans were out-coached, a remark that was surely not appreciated by defensive coordinator-interim head coach Wade Phillips and others on his staff.

Reed will be subject to waivers, raising the question as to whether the Ravens will have interest. That would seem unlikely, considering the Ravens let Reed walk last year, and drafted rookie Matt Elam, who is now a starter. A contender could have interest in Reed, but it’s also possible that this could be the end of his NFL career.