Longtime Ravens Safety Ed Reed Headed To The Texans

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not have to face safety Ed Reed in 2013 unless they play the Houston Texans in the playoffs as the longtime Baltimore Ravens defensive back is on the verge of signing a two-year deal to end his career in Houston.

Reed told Albert Breer of the NFL Network on Wednesday, that while nothing was official, “unless something changes,” he would be signing with the Texans.

After 11 seasons with the Ravens, the future Hall of Famer, who has 61 career interceptions, will become yet another Baltimore defensive player to leave via free agency this off-season. The Ravens have already lost outside linebacker Paul Kruger, inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and cornerback Cary Williams on the defensive side of the football since the free agency signing period began over a week ago.

In addition the those players, wide receiver Anquan Boldin was traded by the Ravens to the San Francisco 49ers and safety Bernard Pollard was released. If that weren\’t enough, inside linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk have both announced that they are now retired.

Reed had 6 regular season career interceptions against the Steelers during his time in Baltimore. He was drafted by the Ravens out of Miami in the first round of the 2002 draft and finally won his first Super Bowl this past February against the 49ers.

  • 6 regular season interceptions? It felt like 6 per year.

  • SteelersDepot

    Sure did. Was amazed it was that low.

  • Vic

    And I thought the steelers were having a bad offseason.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Wow…no more Lewis or Reed…wonder if somehow Suggs could get traded. 🙂

  • CrRe

    Haha, yeah, it’s going to be tough for them to repeat for sure. Heck, its going to be tough for them to contend for the division, haha. Lewis, Reed, Kruger, Boldin, C. Williams, B. Pollard, D. Ellerbe, haha!!

  • walter mason

    It seems the Ravens had one last run for the Superbowl, not unlike the Steelers. The difference they won it.

  • Vic

    AFC north belongs to the Cleveland clowns this year

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Right now i’m calling the ravens loose to much and they won’t be able to cope that well
    AFC NORTH 2013
    1. Steelers
    2. Bengals
    3. Browns
    4. Ravens

  • copanut

    AFCN is completely up for grabs. I won’t even hazard a guess at this stage, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Ravens go from first to worst.

  • Garrett Hunt

    Lol the Ravens have to replace more starters than some college teams

  • Brendon Glad

    As painful as it was to watch, Joe Flacco’s 4 weeks of glory are creating the ripples that make it more acceptable now. Gosh, wouldn’t it have been nice if the 49ers punched it in? Then we’d have all of the ripples, but minus Baltimore with the Lombardi. Guess you can’t have everything.

  • LucasY59

    Not at all a suprise why would he re-sign with the ravens when they have had such a bad offseason so far and look to be going into a rebuilding phase, just glad he didnt go to the patroits (tired of them getting all the decent older players looking for a championship)

  • Jason White

    And the Ravens play the Texans this year too. How sweet would it be if Ed Reed picks off Flacco once or twice? Haha

  • RMSteeler

    How many comp picks for them in the draft next year? Talk about holes to fill!

  • sean mcmartin

    Reed would have looked good in black and gold,so would james harrison

  • sean mcmartin

    worst part is brother harblow knew he had to get rid of players and sneaks Boldin over to the niners..complete BS..Too bad Tomlin doesn’t have an NFL coach as a brother..

  • SteelSpine

    Good one.

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    They however can sneak in people who look for hollywood figures. Heck tomlin look alike omar epps and our receiving coach Mann look like Earl Jones! Win!

  • Alexander Sebastian Heath

    I wouldn’t be too sure. Bengals look like the best overall team in AFN as Steelers still own the defense while Ravens have the most explosive offense in division. Cleveland… well they got those dog masks!

  • steeltown

    The Ravens did the opposite of what the Steelers did after our last Lombardi, we hung onto our guys trying to squeeze out another Championship, which we almost did in 2010.. the Ravens are basically saying, time to rebuild around Joe Flacco and Ray Rice…

    Im not sure which is the better route to take, but regardless of our cap woes, I like what the Steelers do, never completely rebuilding the entire Team, they just transition and reload, so to speak

  • Ahmad

    Start chucking it deep against the Ravens. No Ed Reed to worry about now.

  • David S

    Don’t forget they had already won two with their core group of players before losing one in 2010. Much different than “one and done” isn’t it?

  • steeltown

    Dont forget McKinnie and Birk