According to multiple reports, free agent safety Ed Reed is on the verge of signing with the Texans.
Jason La Canfora of CBS broke the news on Wednesday evening via Twitter:
Future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed has agreed to terms with the Texans, ending his Ravens career.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 20, 2013
La Canfora also tweeted that Reed's financial advisor, Brad Davis, told him there were "just a few minor language issues being ironed out, but the deal is in place." He reported that Reed's deal with the Texans was for two years.The news also was reported by several others on Wednesday:
Ed Reed tells me via text that he's going to the Texans -- "Nothing official, but unless something changes, yes." So there you have it.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 20, 2013
Ed Reed is on verge of joining the Houston Texans, as @jasonlacanfora has reported. Still ironing out deal. Texans officials now in air.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2013
League source confirms that Ed Reed is joining the Texans— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 20, 2013
The Texans have not indicated whether or not the reports are accurate. The team typically does not comment on transactions unless they are official.
Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowler with the Baltimore Ravens, visited Houston last Thursday and Friday. He was flown into town by general manager Rick Smith on Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair's private jet. The Texans' talks with Reed's representatives continued through the NFL Annual Meetings in Phoenix this week.