Reed was one of the team’s major additions in the offseason.

The Houston Texans have released veteran safety Ed Reed. Reed has seen his role diminish in recent weeks, and was supplanted by third-year pro Shiloh Keo in the starting lineup in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Reed was brought in to provide some veteran leadership and playmaking ability to a defense that was supposed to lead the Texans back into the playoffs and finally to the Super Bowl. Not only has Reed been totally ineffective this year, but the Texans themselves have lost seven consecutive games.

Under the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and players, team suspensions can last a maximum of four games and Incognito can miss a maximum of five game checks. Should he serve the full suspension, Incognito will be docked $1,276,470.59 from his paycheck.

Incognito has requested an expedited hearing from a neutral arbitrator. Should the arbitrator overturn the suspension, the Dolphins would be forced to carry Incognito on Cheap Youth Basketball Jerseys the roster or release him. Should the arbitrator side with the Dolphins, Incognito’s Cheap World Baseball Classic Jerseys suspension will end no later than Dec. 2 after the team’s Week 13 bout against the New York Jets.

Incognito was suspended Nov. 3 after Jonathan Martin’s abrupt departure from the team amid accusations of harassment. Incognito sent Martin threatening and racially charged voicemails and text messages over the last two seasons, though Incognito has defended himself by saying that he and Martin had a close relationship, and that Martin was a willing participant in their colorful exchanges.