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Reed has scored 14 career touchdowns and is the only player in NFL history to score on a punt return, a blocked punt, interception and fumble recovery. He played in all 16 games during the 2012 regular season, recording 58 tackles and a team-high four interceptions.

He’s deal with hip and neck injuries in recent years, but he’s played in all 16 games in all but three of his 11 seasons. The exceptions were 2005 (10 games), 2009 (12) and 2010 (10).

Reed would fill the vacancy left by the departure of Quin, who signed a five-year contract with Detroit. Quin was a fourth-round pick in 2009 and was the starting free safety in each of the past two seasons. He made 107 tackles, including his first career sack, in 2012 had started 60 consecutive games for Houston.

“He’s a great player, probably the best safety to ever play the game of football,” Johnson said. “He’s a great player to have in the locker room. He’s a ball hawk, he creates big plays on defense. We’d love to have him as part of our organization.”