As Ed Reed gets cut by the Houston Texans, the Baltimore Ravens have an opportunity to potentially sign him on a one day contract for a possible retirement in the future. The team could also sign him to the roster with the hopes that he can improve a Ravens’ pass defense that has allowed 14 passing plays of over 40 yards which is the most in the entire league.
Which route will the Ravens go? I doubt they claim him off waivers as the team has less than $2 million in cap space, but you have to remember that the Ravens did offer Reed a deal during the offseason to stay with the team that Reed rejected. I bet the deal the Ravens offered Reed looks good to the future Hall of Famer right now.
But it is unpredictable as to what the Ravens will do in this situation. The Ravens basically admitted they made a mistake by cutting free safety Michael Huff recently who was originally taking Reed’s spot. Do the Ravens swallow their pride and get Reed back or do they continue towards their supposed youth movement and completely move on from the past?
The goal at the end of the day is about winning. If Reed somehow agreed to being on the bench providing depth for the Ravens I think there is a high chance of him coming back.
At the end of the day Reed certainly isn’t what he used to be, but I think at the very least he can provide guidance to a young player like rookie safety Matt Elam.
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