Sources: Texans Thinking of Moving Reed
We just had @nfldraftscout on from radio row and he told us his sources indicated that Texans considering moving Brooks Reed inside
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) January 29, 2013
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 29, 2013
This move is contingent on the Houston Texans resigning free agent Connor Barwin, which could give the Texans the option to move Brooks Reed inside. Reed played inside some during the 2012 season which gave the Texans a small sample size of what he could possibly be as an inside linebacker. It is hard to not say that this could not be a reality, but this is nothing more than a rumor at this point.
This would mean Connor Barwin (if resigned) and Whitney Mercilus would play at outside linebacker, while Brian Cushing and Reed would be on the inside.