Well, the train is officially off the tracks in Houston, as if it weren’t before. They have been absolutely hammered by injuries this year, including losing QB Matt Schaub, RB Arian Foster, LB Brian Cushing, and now they’ve really made headlines.
After giving Ed Reed a pretty sizeable deal to come to Houston, luring him away from the Baltimore Ravens, the Texans have either recognized how terrible they are and decided to give Reed a shot at a championship, or they have decided he’s not the player they thought they might be getting back in March.
Reed has just 16 tackles in seven games this season, and appears to be struggling to come back from the injury that kept him out earlier in the season.
With Reed hitting the road on waivers, it’s likely no team will put in claim and take his big salary, but once he becomes a free agent some team could get him on the cheap. That is, assuming he’s interested in playing football still.
Reed’s struggles this season aren’t exactly prompting excitement from anybody that he’s now on the open market, but it will be interesting to see if a contender gives him a shot.
The Broncos fit the category of “contender” but I am not sure if they’ll give him a look or not. With Rahim Moore and Duke Ihenacho having solidified the top two safety spots, it would be tough for the Broncos to find someone to cut on the back end unless they cut ties with another defensive back.
Reed was instrumental for the Ravens last year getting to the Super Bowl, even though he’s certainly not the player he was back in his prime.
If the Broncos decide Reed is worth kicking the tires, it will be as a reserve and essentially a player/coach on the field. It would be cool to see Champ Bailey and Ed Reed on the same team, but neither guy has been able to stay healthy this year.
I don’t think the Broncos will sign Reed, but it would certainly be an interesting move.