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Ed Reed Is Retiring

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Ed Reed, the acclaimed longtime safety for the Baltimore Ravens, is retiring.

The Ravens announced Wednesday that the eight-time All-Pro is hanging up his cleats and that they plan to hold a news conference for him at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

The 36-year-old Reed played 12 NFL seasons, 11 with the Ravens, during which he was selected to nine Pro Bowls, won the 2004 Defensive Player of the Year, and the 2013 Super Bowl with Baltimore.

Reed finishes his career with 64 interceptions, which ranks sixth all-time in NFL history, and his nine postseason interceptions are tied with Charlie Waters, Bill Simpson, and Ronnie Lott for the most in league history.

After winning the Super Bowl in 2013, Reed left the Ravens and played the 2013 season with the Houston Texans and New York Jets. He did not play football in 2014.

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Ed Reed Signs with Jets

Rob Carr/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) --  Ed Reed wasn't out of work for long.

After being released by the Houston Texans earlier this week, the safety signed a contract to play for the New York Jets for the remainder of the season.

The 35-year-old Reed signed with the Jets Thursday morning and immediately practiced with his new team.

"It feels good," Reed said after practice. "It feels right."

For Reed, the decision to sign with the Jets was a no-brainer.  Reed will be reunited with Rex Ryan, who coached him for seven seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

Ryan once referred to Reed as "the best safety that's ever played," and still believes he can make an impact on a Jets defense that is already one of the best in the NFL.

Reed lost his starting job with the Texans and managed only 16 tackles in seven games this season.  He is putting that behind him now and just wants to focus on improving New York's secondary.

"I'm not coming in like, 'It's me,'" Reed said. "I'm here to help any way I can."

The Jets (5-4) are in the thick of the AFC playoff picture and take on the Buffalo Bills (3-7) on Sunday.

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Texans Release Ed Reed; Put Arian Foster on I-R

NFL Shield(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Texans released Ed Reed on Tuesday.

The nine-time Pro Bowl safety was in his first season with the Texans, in which he had 16 tackles in seven games. Reed missed the first two games of the year after undergoing hip surgery and recently lost his starting job.

After spending his entire 11-year career with the Baltimore Ravens, the 35-year-old Reed signed a three-year deal with Houston this past off season worth $15 million.

The Texans also placed three-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster on the season-ending injured reserve list on Tuesday. He suffered a back injury during the Texans first drive against Indianapolis on Nov. 3.

Foster finishes the season with 542 yards and one touchdown on 121 carries. He also had 22 receptions for 183 yards and one score.

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Ravens Rout Texans 30-9

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) --  All the Baltimore Ravens needed was a spark.

They received it when Dayrl Smith intercepted Matt Schaub and returned it for a touchdown in the second quarter, sending the Ravens to a 30-9 win over the Houston Texans.

Tandon Doss returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown to help the Ravens (2-1) take a 17-9 lead into halftime.  They outscored the Texans 13-0 in the second half to seal the victory.

Baltimore's defense hasn't given up a touchdown since their opening night loss to the Denver Broncos. 

"We do feel we're as far along as we could possibly be with this group," head coach John Harbaugh said. "We haven't given up the big plays."

Bernard Pierce stepped in for the injured Ray Rice and rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown.  Torrey Smith hauled in five passes for 92 yards.

Texans safety Ed Reed returned the Baltimore for the first time since leaving the team in the offseason. 

"Baltimore has a great defense," Reed said. "I told the guys coming into this game, defensively they're going to know every move that you're making, everything that you're doing."

The Texans failed in their bid to start the season 3-0 for the second-consecutive year.

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Texans' Ed Reed Excited About His Return to Baltimore

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- This weekend the Houston Texans will travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens. It is an important early-season game for both teams, but it is extra special for safety Ed Reed.

Reed spent his first 11 seasons in the NFL with the Ravens, but during the offseason, the 35-year-old signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans.

"Coming back to see the boys, see the coaches, it's going to be awesome," Reed told the Baltimore Sun. "It really is going to be a special day with me coming back, Ray going into the Ring of Honor, the Texans playing the Ravens."

Reed has yet to play this season for the Texans due to a hip injury. He will be a game time decision going into Sunday's contest.

In 11 seasons, Reed won one Super Bowl, and his 61 regular season interceptions rank tenth on the all-time list.

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Texans to Activate Ed Reed from the PUP List 

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(HOUSTON) --  The Houston Texans will activate safety Ed Reed from the physically unable to perform list on Saturday.

Reed signed with the Texans in the offseason but has spent all of training camp and the preseason on the PUP list.  The Texans have until 4 p.m. ET Saturday to officially remove him from the list. If they don't, Reed would be required to remain on the regular-season PUP list for at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

"He'll be back [Saturday] and we're hoping to do some field drills on Monday and Tuesday with our extra days, with him," coach Gary Kubiak said. "So we'll probably make a quick decision early in the week, Monday or Tuesday on his availability for San Diego. But we're sitting here hoping and we'll see how that goes."

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Ed Reed Aiming for Week 1 Return

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Houston Texans safety Ed Reed plans on playing in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers. 

Reed underwent hip surgery in April, but isn't pushing himself just yet.

"I know I'm probably ahead of schedule but at the same time I have to take it slow," Reed told the NFL Network's NFL AM on Thursday.  "It's definitely been a challenge but I'm always up for that, it's in my blood. I'm a challenger at heart."

Reed won a Super Bowl last season with the Baltimore Ravens and was brought over to provide leadership on the team.

"My whole plan, my focus, like I told (general manager) Rick Smith... I told him my plan, my goal is to be there that first game. I will be there the first game. I don't look for anything being different, unless me and the team, coach (Gary) Kubiak, decide to do things differently," he said. "If we do that, that's about being smart because at the end of the day, it's about being there in November, December, January, February when we are making that trip to New York (for the Super Bowl)."

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Ravens Welcome Michael Huff To Baltimore

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(OWINGS MILLS, Md.) -- The Ravens welcomed free agent safety Michael Huff to Baltimore on Thursday. The 30-year-old Huff will attempt to fill the cleats left by longtime free safety Ed Reed, who signed with the Houston Texans last week.

The reigning Super Bowl champions signed Huff to a three-year contract on Wednesday. The deal is worth $6 million, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The Raiders selected Huff out of Texas with the seventh overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft. In seven seasons with Oakland, the former All-Pro amassed 438 tackles along with 5.5 sacks and 11 interceptions. He was cut loose by the silver and black last week.

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Source: Ed Reed Signs with Texans

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free-agent safety Ed Reed said that he will sign with the Houston Texans, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

The Texans offered Reed a three-year deal in the salary range of $4 million annually, according to reports.  Reed has spent his entire career with the Ravens and will become the seventh Raven to exit Baltimore following their Super Bowl win in February.

The Ravens traded receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers and linebacker Ray Lewis retired after winning the Super Bowl.  Baltimore also lost linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe to free agency, along with cornerback Cary Williams.  Baltimore also released safety Bernard Pollard.

"No Reed or Ray in Baltimore????? This season is gonna be weird," Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith tweeted on Thursday.

Reed finished with 58 tackles and a team-high four interceptions in 2012. He also added a second Super Bowl ring to his resume.

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Ed Reed Wants to Return to Ravens

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Baltimore Ravens are crossing their fingers that they only lose one future Hall Of Famer this offseason as safety Ed Reed plans on returning to the Ravens.

Reed is an unrestricted free agent, and can sign with any team he wants. Reed told the NFL Network that even though he hasn't heard from the team yet, he's hoping to continue his career in Baltimore.

"I haven't spoken to anyone. Hopefully that call comes soon," Reed said. "I'm a Raven, I plan on being a Raven, I couldn't see my anywhere else right now."

With the loss of linebacker Ray Lewis, the Ravens would greatly benefit in keeping Reed. In 11 seasons with the team, Reed has established himself as one of the best safeties of the past decade. He's accumulated 61 interceptions since his rookie year, which ranks 10th all time in NFL history.

Now that the team has resigned quarterback Joe Flacco, the team will look to re-sign their defensive free agents, but it is unknown if the team will bring Reed back.

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