Texans to cut safety Ed Reed, reunion with Ravens unlikely

Ed Reed left the Ravens for a more lucrative deal with the Houston Texans during the offseason. Now just over halfway through his first season in Texas, he’s out of a job.

The Texans reportedly will release the future Hall of Fame safety today, 48 hours after Reed told the media the team was “outplayed and outcoached” in a 27-24 loss to the Cardinals.

Reed, 35, had lost his starting job after being brought in to be a key member of the Houston secondary. He had trouble getting on the field because of a hip injury and never looked like the difference-maker he once was in Baltimore.

The Ravens talked about bringing Reed back after last season despite his advanced age and the resulting dip in performance. Baltimore’s familiarity with the unpredictable veteran has made some speculate the team would be a good fit for Reed if he clears waivers.

But with James Ihedigbo emerging as a key performer and first-round pick Matt Elam developing, a reunion with Reed is not likely.