Rumors are starting to surface that the 49ers might be the favorites to add Ed Reed. Albert Breer of NFL Network reported that Ed Reed hired an agent group and he was now free to talk with teams.
Ravens S Ed Reed has hired Athletes First to represent him. Plenty of connections there, with Reggie Wayne and Ray Lewis part of that team.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 11, 2013
Not long after that tweet, speculation began. First up was Pro Football Talk who mentioned per a source, ‘I think Ed Reed to 49ers.’ It should be noted Reed’s agent is David Dunn, who represents Harbaugh, Baalke, Roman, and some other players.
As @AlbertBreer just tweeted, Ed Reed has hired Athletes First. Per source, "I think Ed Reed to 49ers."
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2013
Of course that doesn’t mean it will happen, but with the trade for Boldin and his money essential going to what Goldson was looking for, the 49ers are looking for a replacement in the safety position. Ed Reed would be a perfect fit, until the 49ers fill that spot with youth.