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Houston Texans release safety Ed Reed
Houston Texans release safety Ed Reed

Veteran free safety Ed Reed’s disappointing tenure with the Houston Texans officially ended Tuesday when he was released after a spiral that included the former Ravens defensive icon being scratched from the starting lineup and criticizing the Texans’ coaching staff. Reed, the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is now subject to the NFL waiver system after signing a three-year, $15 million contract with the Texans in March that included $5 million in guaranteed money. Reed made nearly $5.5 million while playing seven games where he produced just 16 tackles with no interceptions, pass deflections or forced fumbles and was frequently beaten for big plays. The Ravens, who...