NFL news roundup: Ed Reed cut by Texans, Jonathan Martin meeting postponed

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Texans release a future Hall of Famer, while the Dolphins will have to wait to meet with Jonathan Martin.

Ed Reed was once seen as the key free agent signing that would get the Houston Texans over the top in 2013, but nine months later they have cut the nine-time Pro Bowler.

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.

Dolphins postpone meeting with Jonathan Martin

The Miami Dolphins were scheduled to meet with offensive tackle Jonathan Martin this week, but the team has postponed the meeting at the request of the NFL.

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.

Arian Foster placed on IR

Houston's season has been a disaster since preseason predictions pegged the Texans to be a Super Bowl contender. Now the team has placed running back Arian Foster on IR, ending his season.

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.

Mike James out for season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without another running back in 2013 as Mike James broke his ankle in Monday night's win over the Miami Dolphins.

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.

Titans place Jake Locker on IR

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.

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