Breaking News – Free agent safety Ed Reed, who played eleven seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, has agreed to and signed a three-year contract which is believed to be worth a maximum of $15 million. As reported Wednesday by FFLockerRoom, Reed replaces Glover Quin in the Texans secondary unit who left for the Detroit Lions last week.
NFL Impact – The Baltimore Ravens have been losing a ton of veteran talent this offseason after having won the 2012 Super Bowl. All of these moves are believed to have been made for monetary reasons, which oddly enough Baltimore gave franchise quarterback Joe Flacco an NFL record $120 million over six-years. The Texans, looking to keep a solid defensive unit together, has been rumored for a few days to be the front-runner for Reed’s services. He brings instant credibility and plugs the huge leak that could had been with Quin’s absence.
Fantasy Spin – The Houston Texans defense/special teams unit ranked in the top-10 in fantasy points last year with 147 according to ESPN fantasy leagues. The swap of Quin for Reed at the very least should be a wash. While fantasy defenses are very inconsistent from year-to-year, the swapping of safeties shouldn’t impact the possibility of remaining a top-10 unit. Of course FFLockerRoom does not recommend drafting a defense in any fantasy format until the latter part of any fantasy football draft.