NFL Network reports the Houston Texans released former Raven’s safety Ed Reed today.
Reed was removed from the lineup two games ago and has been gradually phased out of the Texans’ playing scheme in favor of young up and comer D. J. Swearinger. After Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, Reed became publicly critical of the team in their seventh straight loss, saying Houston was “outplayed and out-coached” in the loss.
Reed has not been as effective or as active in Houston as he was in with the Ravens during their Super Bowl winning season last year. He only started five games this season and has been credited with only 14 tackles and two assists.
Reed tweeted, “Thanks to the Texans and the city of H-town.”
Reed will go on waivers as of tomorrow and may be looked at by teams needing help at the safety position including the New England Patriots, the Chicago Bears and the Washington redskins, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
By Brandi Tasby