Earlier in the week, Reed’s agent said that it appears as though he client will not be back in Houston next year.
“From the looks of things there’s a good chance Brooks will not be back with the Texans,” Kenneth Zuckerman said, per Mark Berman.
However, John McClain mentioned this morning that the Texans are still hoping to re-sign a number of their free agents including Reed.
Houston has already handed out some sizable contracts, so it would be somewhat surprising to see them get Reed under contract before the start of free agency.
Reed, 28, will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming days and all signs have been that he would test the open market this offseason, so this news shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
In 2014, Reed recorded 41 tackles, two sacks, an interception, and four pass defenses for the Texans. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 26 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense out of 46 qualifying players.
We have Reed listed as the No. 68 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.