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Free agent safety Ed Reed signed with the Houston Texans on Friday, bolstering their defense with championship experience.
Ed Reed knew right from the start of free agency that he wanted to play for the Texans and that his days in Baltimore were over.
Last Thursday, Reed flew to Houston aboard owner Bob McNair's private jet and Reed spent two days meeting with coaches and management. Reed and his representatives left town without a deal and the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens were reportedly making a pitch to retain him.
Free agent safety Ed Reed left the Houston Texans on Friday with no deal in place.
The Minnesota Vikings don't need record-setting days from Adrian Peterson to stay in the playoff race.
The Houston Texans now own the AFC South, and they have a message for the rest of the NFL: Last week's debacle against New England was not the real Texans.
Andre Johnson sometimes has to tell his teammates how lucky they are to be on one of the NFL's best teams.
Playing defensive back in the NFL has never been harder. They barely can touch a wide receiver past the line of scrimmage. They must master physics while delivering hits over the middle. They must stay in coverage longer and longer against pass-happy offenses and quarterback-friendly rules.
The Houston Texans have put themselves in a position to be the NFL's first team to seal a spot in the playoffs and to move a step closer toward earning home-field advantage in the AFC.
The lasting image from the Bears' trip to San Francisco was 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith running amok.
Andre Johnson had the game of his life to save the Houston Texans on Sunday.
There weren't many style points in this one. J.J. Watt wasn't interested in them, anyway.
In what is turning into a memorable year for rookies, Andrew Luck and Doug Martin took the excellence to a record level.
With Arian Foster running and J.J. Watt swatting away passes, the Houston Texans remained unbeaten and tightened their grip on the top spot in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
The two played on the Hurricanes' 2001 national championship team and Johnson said at a public appearance last week that he and Reed talked about playing together in the pros some day.
Johnson said afterward that he was confident Reed would join the team and after a tense week of waiting for Reed to make up his mind.