From the Late For Work section of BR.com:
Reed Stiff-Arms Houston Media
Upon arriving at the airport in Houston, Ed Reed was greeted by reporters.
But he wasn’t interested in talking.
“Reed refused to speak to reporters: ‘Not tonight. I'll catch y'all tomorrow,’” tweeted the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain. “We chased Reed all the way to parking lot after waiting 3 hrs and wouldn't give us courtesy of even stopping. For 34 years I've met All-Pros and Hall of Famers at airport and can't remember any of them refusing to comment.
“Oh well. It only matters what Reed does on the field. He was so nice when we met him last week, though.”
Reed is expected to sign his three-year deal today and be introduced as a Texan at a news conference. NFL Network’s Adam Breer reported the deal is worth at max $15 million with $6 million coming in the first year.
“[The Texans’] initial offer reportedly was around $4 million per season over three years. The Ravens' offer was even less,” wrote NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal. “Those offers say – despite all of Houston's southern hospitality – that the Texans and Ravens see Reed as a declining player who is an average NFL starter at best. Glover Quin and LaRon Landry both received vastly superior offers in free agency. Quin was Houston's first choice at safety; Reed was a backup option for the Texans.
“The Texans were willing to pay a little extra for Reed's experience and ball skills. The Ravens were ready to make a clean break from the Reed-Ray Lewis era and gave him no extra money for name value.”
LOL. They'll have to get used to that! Gotta love Reed.
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