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Reed is represented by David Dunn, also the agent for Walter and Houston quarterback Matt Schaub. It probably helps Houston’s chances, too, that Reed was a college teammate at Miami with Texans star receiver Andre Johnson.

Reed would fill a void created by the departure of Quin, who signed a five-year contract with Detroit. Quin was a fourth-round pick in 2009 and missed only one game in four seasons.

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AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg contributed to this story from Baltimore, Md.

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