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Speculative Landing Spots For Ed Reed

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports mentions that the Colts and Saints both showed interest in Ed Reed before he ultimately signed with the Texans back in March.

  • 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, 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.

  • Masta P

    He was the number 3 safety for the Texans for crying out loud. He is 35 years old. He is done. I am not a Ratbird fan at all, but they did not sign him for a reason, he is long in the tooth and has definitely lost more than a step. He could help the Cowboys for no reason other than having him play deep and when someone gets past the other Defensive Backs, there is a chance the receiver could trip and fall over Reed on the way to the end zone. His ripping of the Texans did not do him any favors, you can run your mouth if you are on the field, otherwise it is useless and seen as a distraction. His best years are behind him, just like most receivers have been this year.

  • Austin Huminski

    Why wouldn’t the Jets be interested? Their safteys are far from impressive and It wouldn’t be hard for Reed to learn the Jets system as Rex Ryan was the d-coordinator with Baltimore in the past.

  • RBIBaseball

    I don’t see him ending up in Indy….He’ll just be the number three safety there to. Antoine Bethea and LaRon Landry have those positions locked up

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      This is a great point. I agree that the Colts aren’t a very likely landing spot, but La Canfora apparently sees it as a possibility.

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