Reed released by Texans earlier this week.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has insisted that he is happy with the players at his disposal after speculation linking Ed Reed with a return.
The 35-year-old safety spent 11 seasons with the Ravens before signing with the Houston Texans as a free agent in the summer.
However, his tenure in Houston was ended earlier this week and he was released after a string of disappointing performances while also criticising the coaching as the franchise slipped to seven straight defeats.
Reed had just 16 tackles in seven games and lost his starting role in recent weeks, and despite his past with Baltimore it appears as though his former coach is happy with the options he currently has.
“There are no plans to change our secondary personnel at this time,” Harbaugh said, according to ESPN.
“We’re happy with what we have. Our guys are playing well, so that’s where we’re at.”
The Ravens start veteran James Ihedigbo and Matt Elam at safety, and with a return to his old stomping ground ruled out, it is understood that the New York Jets could yet offer Reed another chance to impress this season.
Meanwhile, Texans coach Gary Kubiak has insisted that Reed’s release had nothing to do with his criticism of the team and the coaching, but purely for football reasons and he believed it was the right decision for both parties.
Reed is considered as one of the greatest Ravens players in the history of the franchise having made nine Pro Bowl appearances and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2004.
However, while Harbaugh insisted that he will “always be a Raven”, it appears as though a speedy reunion will not be forthcoming.