Posted March 19, 2013

Report: Ed Reed seeking over $7 million a season

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Free-agent Ed Reed is seeking a big payday from the next team that signs him. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Free-agent Ed Reed is seeking a big payday from the next team that signs him. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Free-agent safety Ed Reed made $7.2 million last year in the final season of a six-year, $44.5 million deal and will be seeking a contract that compares to that salary, reports the Baltimore Sun.

The Houston Texans offered Reed a three-year deal worth $4 million per season, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Reed had 49 tackles and four interceptions last season for the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens. In 11 seasons, the nine-time Pro Bowler has 61 interceptions, which ranks 10th in NFL history.

Texans general manager Rick Smith and Reed’s agent David Dunn have spoken since they arrived at the NFL meetings this week, but they don’t appear close to working out a deal, at least not today. Dunn is checking with other clubs to see how much interest they have.

The Texans have made an offer that, according to two people familiar with the negotiations, is closer to $4 million a year than $5 million. Reed has been hoping to get a multiyear contract that averages $6 million to $7 million.


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Enjoy your fantasy world, Ed. When they speak of SB winning team members cashing in on their high profile exposure, they are generally not referring to 35 year old safeties in decline getting multi-year deals at their career high salary number from their peak! What you're looking for AIN'T happenin'.

 

This free agent season, in particular, should have clarified to you that teams DON'T pay FORWARD for past performances. (At least not when Washington, NYJ, Dallas, Philly and Cinci are maxed against the cap and out of the FA binge mode.) They SOMETIMES pay stupid money for young talent with intoxicating 'potential' that has not yet shown much, but rarely hand out big prizes to folks in your situation. (Just ask James Harrison, John Abraham, Brian Urlacher, etc..)