John McClain (Houston Chronicle) reported that the Texans have released safety Ed Reed.
It took until Week 10 for the Texans to finally make the move, but at least they didn’t wait until the end of the season. Reed had been demoted to specific dime packages following the Texans loss to the Chiefs in week 7. Following the latest loss, Reed said the Texans were “outplayed” and “outcoached” against the Cardinals. Apparently Mr. Reed believed he could have helped the team out a lot more than what he had shown the previous seven or so games.
From John McClain:
The Texans signed Reed for a three-year, $15 million dollar deal, including a $2 million signing bonus and $5 million guaranteed. He had a $1 million base salary this year. The team is not responsible for any more money to Reed but his contract will still affect the salary cap in 2014 and 2015. Before Reed suited up for the Texans, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his hip. He missed camp and preseason and the first two games – victories over San Diego and Tennessee.
The Texans saved around $437,000 in roster bonuses by releasing Reed. In his 7 games with the Texans, Reed made just 16 tackles without recording a single pass deflection or interception. According to ProFootballFocus.com (PFF), Reed missed 22% of his tackles, a big reason why Reed was demoted. Reed was the worst safety on the Texans roster according to PFF, and was ranked 73rd out of 85 safeties in the NFL.
Ed Reed’s brief Texans tenure will go down as one of the worst Texans FA additions in their short history. Reed will be paid $6 million for
tutoring D.J. Swearinger his time in Houston. Reed didn’t win a single game in uniform as a Texans player and was a huge disappointment to everyone.
Tweets Related To Reed’s Release
Ed Reed made $375,000 per tackle and $22,000 per snap while playing for the Houston Texans.
— Ben Volk (@NFLBen) November 12, 2013
Ed Reed’s $1M roster bonus was handed on a per-game basis. It’s $62,500 per game a claiming team would owe him… if he’s claimed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 12, 2013
Thanks to the Texans! And the City of Htown!
— Ed Reed (@TwentyER) November 12, 2013
#Texans went all out in courting Ed Reed very publicly this offseason. They’ve finally admitted it was a mistake.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) November 12, 2013
Your big free agent safety acquisition, Ed Reed, is cut and your third round draft pick is cut. Very rough 2013 off-season for Texans
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) November 12, 2013
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