So great is Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s admiration for safety Ed Reedthat quarterback Tom Bradyonce joked that he believed the coach wanted to kidnap Reed and make him his son, “Ed Belichick.”
Outside of coaching Reed in a couple of Pro Bowls, however, Belichick never has gotten the chance to have Reed on his team.
Has the prime opportunity arrived?
On Tuesday, the Houston Texans, who signed Reed to a three-year, $15 million contract in the offseason, released the 35-year-old. Though he recently had been surpassed on the depth chart by Shiloh Keo, Reed also was critical of the Texans’ coaching staff, saying Monday the team was “outplayed and outcoached” in its loss to Arizona a day earlier. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.