Reed to Texans; Ravens to meet with Huff; Bears part with Urlacher

With the Broncos set to host aging vets John Abraham and Dwight Freeney tomorrow as potential replacements for Elvis Dumervil, another decorated thirtysomething defender is in the news tonight.

Ed Reed will reportedly bid Baltimore adieu and head to Houston on what is expected to be a three-year deal worth around $4M/year. If true, he'll be accepting a salary far below the $7M figure he was said to be seeking.

There's been some speculation that losing Reed would prompt the Ravens to up their offer to Dumervil, but landing the defensive end wouldn't solve their vacancies at safety. Baltimore had previously cut Bernard Pollard loose, and they will reportedly meet soon with ex-Raiders safety Michael Huff, who has drawn interest from Green Bay, Dallas, and Tennessee.

Transactions

Oakland RT Khalif Barnes is sticking around for the privilege of getting abused by Von Miller twice yearly.

Chicago says it will not bring back LB Brian Urlacher, and they added Saints DE Turk McBride.

Washington has agreed with Bucs CB E.J. Biggers; they will lose LB Rob Jackson to a four-game suspension reportedly stemming from use of a pain medication.

CB Captain Munnerlyn says he's returning to Carolina, and in other news, he has an awesome name.

Arizona QB Brian Hoyer signed his second-round tender.

Visits/Rumors

Houston is hosting Raiders punter Shane Lechler tomorrow.

Miami will host LOLJets G Brandon Moore and Chiefs T Eric Winston, may visit with Giants DE Osi Umenyiora, and reportedly may consider Dumervil if he lingers on the market.

Umenyiora is scheduled to meet with the Falcons.

Word is that if the Bucs trade for LOLJets CB Darrelle Revis, they'll lock him up with a new deal that pays around $12M-13M/year, which would put him in line with Champ Bailey and far below the ridiculous $16M figure he was said to have been seeking.

Eli Manning suggests he'd be willing to restructure his deal if it means the Giants can retain WR Victor Cruz.

Former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw says the LOLJets, Steelers, and Packers are interested in him.

While Jason Hanson says he'd like to return for a 22nd season, but the Lions apparently haven't offered him enough to make him actually commit to doing so yet.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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