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Ed Reed is thrilled to be in Houston meeting with the Texans

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Texans executive vice president/general manager Rick Smith brought free agent safety Ed Reed to Houston on Thursday on owner Bob McNair's private jet for a visit with the Texans.

"Just classy," said Reed in an interview with FOX 26 Sports and the Houston Chronicle after he arrived at a private hangar in Houston. "It's that southern hospitality us southerners have."

Reed, who is from New Orleans, said both he and the Texans have serious interest in each other.

"It's mutual," Reed said. "Both of us want to get a championship, going to see if we can work some things out.

"Conversations have been great, amazing, on the same page of what needs to get done and what we want to do."

Reed is the first free agent to meet with the Texans and it comes one day after safety Glover Quin signed with the Detroit Lions.

Reed said playing close to his home state of Louisiana would be a plus.

"It means a lot," Reed said with a huge smile.  "My family has already been calling.

"It's a great feeling to know that they're (chances of joining Texans) right there and the possibilities of what could happen."

Reed, a lock to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is a former NFL Defensive Player of the year, has been selected for nine Pro Bowls and made First Team All-Pro five times.

He helped lead the Ravens to their Super Bowl championship over the San Francisco 49ers last month and said it would be tough to leave Baltimore.

"It's been a great ride and the fan support there has been truly amazing, you know a lot of love for 11 years and a lot of blood, sweat and tears that have been given too," Reed said.

Reed said he would be thrilled to be reunited with Texans receiver Andre Johnson.

The two men won a national championship together at Miami.

"He's been communicating with me for about 10 years about Houston," Reed said laughing. "I always had a great time here and always competed well against you guys and a great relationship with Andre Johnson.

"He's like a little brother to me."

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