Stop me if you have heard this one before, but the Ravens are about to lose a free agent. This time though, it strikes a little closer to home than the others have. Ed Reed signing with the Texans appears immanent. It will probably be official tomorrow morning.
Reed is a Ravens lifer in the minds of most Ravens fans, so it is extremely sad to see him walk away, but it appears that the Ravens not only arent willing to pay him what he is asking for, but they might not be interested in paying him at all. Multiple Ravens insiders have been reporting that the Ravens had little or no interest in pursuing Reed. This has been coming for months so it isn’t terribly surprising, but that wont make it any easier to see Reed in a different uniform. At least it isn’t the Patriots or Colts though.
It has been a really tough couple of days for the Ravens fan base, but from all reports and conversations I have had with people, it seems like the only player the Ravens didn’t plan to lose was Ellerbe, and they weren’t even all that optimistic about keeping him. The good news for Ravens fans though, is that this all seems to be part of the plan. It is time for the Ravens defense to evolve, unfortunately for us sentimental fans, that evolution does not involve Ed Reed.
i will get a post up to thank Ed Reed for everything he has done here in Baltimore when it becomes official.