Multiple sources have been reporting about the ongoing talks between the Houston Texans and the agents that represent Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed, and apparently the two sides are still very far apart on money.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have offered Reed a deal that would pay him a little over $4 million per season, but Reed and his agents are looking something in the $6-7 million range.
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.
At 35-years-old, I can fully understand Reed looking for the biggest payday he can get, but I can definitely see things from the Texans perspective. The NFL is a salary cap driven league, so it’s perfectly understandable that teams wouldn’t want to break the bank on an aging superstar.
Other teams that are said to be interested in Reed: Baltimore, San Francisco and New England.