- According to La Canfora, both teams “could still make sense” as possible landing spots for Reed.
- La Canfora adds that Reed will only consider signing with a few teams.
- Pro Football Talk reports that the Ravens will not be claiming Ed Reed off of waivers.
- Ed Werder expects the Cowboys to at least consider the idea of adding recently released S Ed Reed.
- Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston writes that it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Patriots show interest in Reed now that Steve Gregory is expected to miss a few weeks.
- Mike Jones reports that the Redskins do not have interest in Ed Reed.
Reed will need to pass through waivers before he can sign with a team of his choosing, but it’s unlikely that he will be claimed.
Ian Rapoport reports that any team claiming Reed with owe him$411,000 for the remainder of the 2013 season as well as another $820,000 of the advance paid to him by Houston. On top of that, Reed is due $62,500 per game roster bonus, so you can see why it doesn’t make a lot of sense for a team to claim him.
According to Overthecap.com, Reed will carry a cap charge of $5.333 million in 2014, but they will also free up $2.666 million in salary cap space with this move.
Reed, 35, signed a three-year contract worth $15 million and included $6 million guaranteed with the Texans back in March. He was recently demoted to the No. 3 safety and playing only in dime packages, which resulted in him playing just 12 snaps against the Cardinals in Week 11.