Free agent safety Ed Reed has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports. The deal will be worth around $5 and $6 million.
The Texans, Ravens, and 49ers were all potential destinations for Reed to land, but it was Houston that really stepped up its pursuit in recent days.
Reed ignored a last second effort by the Ravens to retain their star safety, instead choosing the Texans.
As for the 49ers, Reed never visited San Francisco despite their request that he meet with them. Yesterday, it was reported that the 49ers appeared to be out of the running for Reed, but it seems as if they were never in the running at all.
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.