John Harbaugh reportedly did not want the safety to stay with team for 2013 season.
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is reported to have wanted Ed Reed to leave the team during the off-season, and had no intention of having the Ravens legend on his 2013 roster
Despite reports of a bidding war between the Ravens and Houston Texans over the services of veteran safety Ed Reed, it has been suggested that only one team were actually interested in signing the player.
Fresh reports have said that John Harbaugh did not want the 34-year old back with the team for 2013, and was glad to see him leave.
There had been unrest between the two during the season, as Reed was one of a number of players who were ready to lead a ‘mutiny’ against the coach, as they were upset with the way he ran practice’s.
While Reed is not typically known for his bad off-field personality, it is very uncommon for players who show that kind of attitude to last long in a locker room that is as regimented as Baltimore’s is.
With no reason to re-sign the player, as the franchise begins to rebuild an ageing defence, and with an arrogant attitude like the one that Reed was starting to show, it would not be a good fit for the next generation of Raven defenders to follow as they look to carry the team to another Super Bowl.
While Reed will have another chance with the Texans to win a Super Bowl ring, it seems his time was up with the Ravens as soon as the last season was over.