HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – For Ed Reed to be a Texan or to not be a Texan? seems to be the only free-agency question Texans fans have had to think about during what has been a relatively quiet free-agency period for the team.

Will Reed become a Texan? He’d be leaving the reigning Super Bowl champions in Baltimore to join the reigning AFC South champions in Houston, but fans would likely welcome him to town with pure excitement and appreciation, at least many of them will.

Reed had been courting the notion of staying with the Ravens, but he’s not going to get the two-year deal worth between $10 and $11 million he can have from the Texans in Baltimore, according to

“I couldn’t see me anywhere else right now,” Reed told NFL Network’s Gregg Rosenthal a week ago. “If it happens, I’m a football player. I can adapt to any situation.”

But if Texans owner Bob McNair and general manager Rick Smith are making more of a move to offer Reed a deal closer to the money he’s  wanting, don’t be shocked to find out the 12-year veteran safety will be sharing the defensive backfield with the members of the Texans secondary.

“He’ll take his time to do the right thing,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday. “But we’re very much involved; no panic from any standpoint.”

Reed left conversations stating “They were amazing,” per

“Our people are talking,” McNair said. “Hopefully, they’ll be able to work something out.”

According to IBNSportsWrap, the deal will become official tonight.

So far, the Reed-to-Houston deal is still in rumor status. But considering how non-active the Texans have been since free agency began and the loss of free-agent safety Glover Quin to the Lions, it’s difficult to believe the Texans won’t do everything possible to snag this guy.



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