Reed was critical of the Texans' coaching following the team's loss to Arizona. It's unclear whether this played a role in his release, but the veteran safety had seen his role dwindle in recent weeks. Reed lost his starting job to third-year veteran Shiloh Keo, becoming a rotational defensive back on obvious passing downs.
Martin left the team after alleging he was bullied and abused as a member of the team. Initially it appeared he would meet with Dolphins' owner Stephen Ross on Wednesday to discuss the issues, but the NFL wanted to ensure its lawyer wanted an opportunity to meet with Martin first.
Foster had returned from an early-season hamstring injury, but had been dealing with a back injury. It's this back injury that placed him on IR and Ben Tate will now become the team's starting running back.
Head coach Greg Schiano revealed the injury's severity on Monday, and it's likely James will be placed on injured reserve. This will effectively make Brian Leonard the team's starting back moving forward.
Injuries kept hitting Monday with the news Jake Locker's season would be over. Reports emerged Monday night that Locker would be done for the season, but placing him on injured reserve made it official.
Locker sustained a lisfrac injury in the team's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and was having his best season for Tennessee before the injury. The Titans have a difficult decision to make whether they will continue to support the oft-injured Cutler, or attempt to find a new quarterback in April's draft.