It appeared this offseason that the Baltimore Ravens were trying to retain veteran free agent safety Ed Reed. When the Houston Texans showed interest in Reed, the illusion of a bidding war between the Ravens and Texans ensued. Well, that’s all it was, an illusion, as a report suggests that head coach John Harbaugh never wanted Reed back.
The Baltimore Sun reports that Harbaugh never wanted Reed back. The paper claims, Ravens coach John Harbaugh wanted Reed back as much as he wants a root canal.”
Reed moved on and signed a three-year deal with the Texans worth $15 million annually. The Ravens jumped on free agent safety Michael Huff, formerly with the Oakland Raiders. Even with the addition of Huff, experts expect the Ravens to address the safety position in this month’s NFL Draft. Huff inked a deal with Baltimore worth $6 million for three seasons.
The Texans needed a safety after losing Glover Quin in free agency. The Texans are another team expected to target the safety position in later rounds of this year’s draft, which features some exceptional depth.