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Houston Texans cut safety Ed Reed

The Houston Texans officially released Veteran free safety Ed Reed on Tuesday and also placed running back Arian Foster on season-ending injured reserve.

The release came just 2 days after Reed played only a dozen snaps during a 27-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday and said the team had been "outplayed and outcoached."

The 35-year-old Ed Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowler signed a three-year, $14.875 million contract with the Texans in March after 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens in hopes of chasing another Super Bowl.

Ed Reed made nearly $5.5 million while playing seven games where he produced just 16 tackles with no interceptions, pass deflections or forced fumbles and was frequently beaten for big plays.

He is subject to waivers, as all players are after the trading deadline, and could draw interest given his modest $1 million base salary, plus $62,500 roster bonuses for each week he's active.

After being signed, Ed Reed had arthroscopic hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. He never seemed to be the same physically and spent training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/