Shelle Knows: Goodbye Ed Reed

Texans Release Ed Reed

Texans Release Ed Reed

Yesterday, the Houston Texan released new addition Ed Reed.  The Texans picked up Reed after he spent 11 years with the Baltimore Ravens to bulk up the Texans secondary.  Problem is that Reed never showed the same skill set with the Texans as he was known for with the Ravens and in result was the cause for him not starting. 

Ed Reed was not pleased with not starting and voiced his opinion publicly. On Sunday, after Houston’s seventh straight loss, he publicly criticized the team and said they had been outplayed and outcoached in the team’s first full game without coach Gary Kubiak, who is recovering from a mini-stroke.

The problem with him voicing his opinion is that it left a bad taste with interim coach and front office.  “Everybody has their own feelings about what’s happening,” Phillips said. “They have their own ideas about what’s happening or didn’t happen. We try to keep everything in-house.”

When Reed decided not to keep his opinions and issues with the team in-house he basically cashed himself out as the Texans decided to release him based upon the lack of skill contributing to the team and his remarks against the team.

A few hours before the Texans announced his release, Reed tweeted: “Thanks to the Texans! And the City of Htown!”

Realistically, this seems to be how Reeds career will end in which is kind of sad because he is known for being a great player as he was the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and led the league in interceptions that season and again in 2008 and 2010. He’s made the Pro Bowl in each of the last seven seasons and was a five-time All-Pro as well.

The 35-year-old Reed was signed to a three-year, $15 million contract in the offseason but that has now come to an end.


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