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.
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.
Elvis Dumervil was staying with the Denver Broncos.
Free agent safety Ed Reed left the Houston Texans on Friday with no deal in place.
Ed Reed is sure getting the red-carpet treatment from the Houston Texans.
The Houston Texans gave safety Ed Reed the star treatment on Thursday while losing another key player in free agency.