The Baltimore Ravens have lost another key member of their defense. Following in the footsteps of Ray Lewis, Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe, veteran safety Ed Reed will not return to the Ravens for the 2013 campaign. Instead, Reed has signed with one of the AFC’s top teams and a team that will stand in the way of Baltimore making another run for the title — the Houston Texans.
Jason La Canfora had the report:
Future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed has agreed to terms with the Texans, ending his Ravens career.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 20, 2013
It was a two-year deal for Reed.
Despite nearing the end of his career, Reed still has plenty of quality football left to play. Reed will immediately be inserted in the Texans starting line up and provide a replacement and potentially even an upgrade over Glover Quin, who left the team earlier in free agency.
With only a couple of years left to play, Reed is poised to make one final Super Bowl run.