As a Super Bowl Champion, Ed Reed is in Houston to win another.
Reed’s familiarity with the Texans is one reason he signed, “I (played against) these guys so many times,” Reed said about his introductory news conference “I know what this team has. I know what I’m coming into as far as the mentality. There’s a goal that’s been set from top to bottom. I’ve come in to play championship football. – ESPN.com
At 34, Ed Reed wants to give the Texans all that he has given the Ravens during his 11-year career.
All 11 NFL seasons have been spent in Baltimore where he is the franchise leader in interceptions with 61. Reed was named the NFL defensive player of the year in 2004 and is an eight time All-Pro.
Reed is the only player in NFL history to score on a punt return, blocked punt, interception and a fumble recovery.
Ed Reed isn’t the only former member of the Ravens Super Bowl team to leave, the Ravens were basically gutted losing a number of key players.
Reed signed a three-year contract worth $15 million including $5 million guaranteed. He can make another $1 million this season if he stays healthy. His maximum income is $6 million in 2013, and his salary cap hit is $3.3 million.
The Texans snatched up one of the top defenders in the NFL and expect his playmaking ability to come in handy against his old team.