Going into Friday, speculation was that free agent safety Ed Reed would be signing with the Houston Texans after visiting with them on Thursday.
However, the Texans confirmed that Reed has left the team facility and no agreement has been reached. Instead, Reed is heading out to attend “a previously arranged engagement.”
Could that engagement be a meeting with another team? Earlier this week, it was reported that he could have visits to the 49ers and Colts scheduled after he left Houston. Also, the Ravens appear to have jumped back into the picture and want to re-sign the veteran safety.
Reed’s agent, David Dunn of Athletes First, has represented 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke.
Reed has accomplished in 11 years what few others have done. His accolades include nine Pro Bowl selections, eight All-Pro seasons, Super Bowl champion, two time Defense Back of the Year, and Defensive Player of the Year in 2004.
He holds the NFL record for most career interception return yards (1,541), and is tied for most postseason interceptions.
Reed, even at 34 years of age, is undoubtedly a more than viable option to replace the departed Dashon Goldson, who inked a long-term deal with the Buccaneers earlier this week.