It seems like most of the news that’s come out since safety
Ed Reed signed with the Houston Texans has been bad. However, yesterday’s
report was certainly positive. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that the Texans
plan on taking Reed off the physically unable to perform list and have him
practice the opening week of the regular season.
#Texans plan to take S Ed Reed (hip) off the PUP list & have him practice opening week. Hoping to have a decision on Week 1 early next week
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2013
Rapoport adds that Houston hopes to have a decision on Reed’s
status for Week 1 early next week.
Just because Reed is being activated to Houston’s 53-man
roster doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed to play Week 1. What it would mean is that
the Reed will not have to wait until Week 7 to be activated from the PUP list,
which would be the case if he remains on it into the regular season.
When the Texans signed Reed as a free agent from the
Baltimore Ravens this offseason, the team hoped he would sure-up their
secondary and add another veteran presence to their defense. His lingering hip
ailment has clouded his availability, but the team should know more of his status
soon. Head coach Greg Kubiak told reporters that Houston is expecting a quick
decision “Monday or Tuesday.”
"We're hoping to do some field drills Monday and
Tuesday with our extra days with him, with (head athletic trainer Geoff
Kaplan)," Kubiak said. "We'll probably make a quick decision early in
the week, Monday or Tuesday, on his availability for San Diego. We're sitting
here hoping and we'll see how that goes."
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