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Reed agrees to terms with Texans

PHOENIX - After 11 seasons, 61 interceptions and nine Pro Bowl selections, Ed Reed's time in Baltimore is done.

Reed agreed to terms with the Houston Texans Wednesday, officially signaling the end to Reed's tenure with the team he spent each of the first 11 seasons of his future Hall of Fame career.

Reed's signing was first reported by CBSSports.com.

Reed's deal with the Texans is reportedly for two years.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh had said just a day earlier that he was "very hopeful" Baltimore would be able to retain Reed, the team's all-time leader in interceptions, but talks with Houston reportedly heated up Wednesday morning and ultimately resulted in a deal being consummated Wednesday night.

Reed's physical skills had diminished in recent seasons, and he'll be 35 in September, but he still led the Ravens in pass deflections (17) and tied for the team-lead in interceptions (four).

It was the eighth time since Baltimore selected Reed in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft that Reed finished a season with four interceptions or more.

And aside from an injury-plagued season in 2005, Reed posted no less than three interceptions during any of his 11 seasons with the Ravens.

One of the premier defensive players of the last decade, Reed's 61 career interceptions are the most of any player since he entered the NFL in 2002. He has 14 career touchdowns, including a Ravens franchise-record nine defensive touchdowns, and his 1,541 career interception yards are the most in the NFL history.

He also has nine career interceptions during the playoffs, tied for the most in league history.

But the six-year, $44.4 million contract that Reed signed in 2006 expired after last season and the Ravens were reportedly unwilling to match the terms Reed was seeking on a new deal.

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