FOX 26 Sports has learned that free agent safety Ed Reed left Reliant Stadium on Friday afternoon without a deal done with the Houston Texans.
League sources tell FOX 26 that Reed had to leave because of a prior engagement in another city. The two sides will continue to negotiate and hope to get a deal done next week.
The future Hall of Famer was flown into Houston on Thursday by way of Texans owner Bob McNair's jet.
Texans executive vice-president/GM Rick Smith flew to Atlanta to meet Reed and bring him to Houston to visit with the team.
Reed was immediately impressed with the way the Texans do business.
"Just classy," said Reed on Thursday after arriving at a private hangar. "It's that southern hospitality us southerners have."
Since Reed is from New Orleans, he knows a thing or two about southern hospitality.
If a deal is done, he would fill an immediate need in the starting lineup at safety with Glover Quin signing with the Detroit Lions.
And Reed would bring a tremendous resume.
He has been selected to play in nine Pro Bowls and he has been named First-Team Associated Press All-Pro five times.
Reed helped lead the Baltimore Ravens, where he has spent his entire 11-year career, to the Super Bowl title last month.