How the Houston Texans Can Get the Most out of Ed Reed

August 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed secured his place in the NFL Hall of Fame after his 11 seasons with the franchise that drafted the former University of Miami prospect. However, just like Joe Montana, Brett Favre and many more of the all-time greats, Reed won't finish his career where he established himself.
Instead, the 34-year-old Louisiana native signed a three-year deal with the Houston Texans as a free agent this offseason.
At this late stage of his career, the Texans aren't adding a Hall of Fame-caliber safety. Reed isn't the same physically as he was when he became the 24th pick of the 2002 NFL draft. His 61 interceptions, 504 tackles, 11 forced fumbles and 13 total touchdowns during those 159 starts for the Ravens are all behind him now.
Now he is an old man in a position that is supposed to be dominated by the younger, more athletic players in the league.
Reed's physical decline can be traced back to the 2010 season. Offseason hip surgery fo...

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