The Ravens are determined to hold on to safety Ed Reed, who was courted by the Texans and has drawn interest from the 49ers.
Last week, it seemed likely that Reed would be signing with the Texans after a two-day visit, but he left Houston without a deal and was off to tend to a “previously arranged engagement.”
However, the defending Super Bowl champions are going to work to pry Reed away from the Texans and 49ers.
USA Today reports that GM Ozzie Newsome will put together a “determined bid” to keep Reed in town.
Reed’s agent, David Dunn of Athletes First, has represented 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke.
“Dave always does a very good job of keeping us in the loop,” Newsome said. “That doesn’t mean that Ed will come back, and it doesn’t mean that he will leave.”
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.