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Falcons, Texans hit new lows
The Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans combined for 25 regular-season wins a season ago. The Falcons reached the NFC Championship Game. Yet here we are, with both teams at 2-8 after their latest demoralizing losses: Atlanta's to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who a week ago had zero wins all season, and Houston's at home to the Oakland Raiders, who are the Oakland Raiders. Which team is more disappointing? Which has the best chance of turning things around?
Jets sign veteran S Ed Reed
Ed Reed was out of a job Tuesday after being released by the Texans. But before he had time to file unemployment papers, the veteran safety reached an agreement with the Jets. Reed is heading to a familiar system as he played for Rex Ryan from 2002 to 2008 during Ryan's time as an assistant with the Ravens. What will Reed add to the Jets' secondary?
The Texans' experiment with Ed Reed appears to be at an end, as the team is set to cut him Tuesday. Reed has been something of a cipher for Houston this year, recording only 16 tackles in seven games and suffering a demotion from his starting position in the team's loss to the Colts. Reed described the team's playing and coaching as inconsistent in a recent interview, which may have played a part in the team's decision to part ways with him before the end of the season.
Out of Texas
The Texans weren't winning with Ed Reed, but that doesn't mean he's necessarily the cause of their woes this season.
Reed was one of the best safeties in the game during his time in Baltimore, and is likely a future Hall of Famer, but his stats this year were not up to his usual standards.Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports
AFC North Preview -- 2013
The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl ... then promptly let a number of players leave, many on the defensive side. Will this open things up for the longtime division stalwart Pittsburgh Steelers or the upstart Cincinnati Bengals?