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Minnesota went all in with three first-round picks.
Since winning the Super Bowl, the Ravens have undergone a dramatic transformation. Linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk retired, wide receiver Anquan Boldin was traded, and free safety Ed Reed, inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, sack specialist Paul Kruger and strong safety Bernard Pollard signed elsewhere or were released.
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.
Free agent safety Ed Reed signed with the Houston Texans on Friday, bolstering their defense with championship experience.
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.
Elvis Dumervil was staying with the Denver Broncos.
Free agent safety Ed Reed left the Houston Texans on Friday with no deal in place.
The Atlanta Falcons replaced Michael Turner with another proven, productive running back.
The Houston Texans gave safety Ed Reed the star treatment on Thursday while losing another key player in free agency.
Ed Reed is sure getting the red-carpet treatment from the Houston Texans.
The secret meetings and late-night flights on private jets might still be a part of this year's NFL marketplace.
Joe Flacco will have a huge contract to go along with his Super Bowl ring.
Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens reached a tentative agreement Friday on a new contract that would make the Super Bowl MVP the highest-paid player in NFL history.
The difference between a legal hit and an illegal one in football is often determined by inches and seconds.
Overcast skies and the threat of rain couldn't dampen the revelry of Mardi Gras as parades took to the streets early Tuesday, showering merrymaking crowds with trinkets of all kinds.
Reed says he's also highly motivated to help his close friend Johnson win a Super Bowl.
"I've watched these guys so many times," Reed said. "I've played against them, I know what this team has, I know what this organization has. I know what I'm coming into, as far as the mentality. There's a goal that's been set, from top to bottom. I come in just for that, I come in to play championship football."