Houston Texans Reportedly Offer Ed Reed 3-Year Contract

March 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After losing Glover Quin to free agency, the Houston Texans have reportedly offered veteran safety Ed Reed a three-year contract, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.
 Wilson tweeted on Tuesday:
Reed isn't the dynamic Pro Bowler he once was, but he's still a dependable 11-year veteran who knows the game better than anyone at his position.
The 34-year-old can still bring it in coverage, as noted by ProFootballFocus.com. He notched four interceptions last season, as well as 15 pass deflections. 
The biggest issue with the aging Reed is that he has declined in terms of defending the run. According to PFF, he missed 15 tackles last season, which is tied for seventh-most among safeties.
Houston ranked seventh in yards per pass attempt allowed last season, but a lot of that was due to Quin, who had a solid season. With Quin gone, the team needs a quality presence in the secondary, and Reed would be a smart option to fill his shoes.  
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