Found August 23, 2013 on State of the Texans:
PLAYERS: Ed Reed
TEAMS: Houston Texans
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At the beginning of the week, the Houston Texans sent Ed Reed to Atlanta to visit his rehab team and now Reed will head to Vail, Colorado to visit his surgeon who performed his hip procedure.  These have all been indications that Reed is close to a return to the football field for the Texans. Coach Kubiak had this to say about Reed: “Ed will be back, Actually, we’re going to send Ed to the surgeon to take the last look at him in Vail. I can’t remember his name, Philippon I think, but that’s going to be the last step. That’s going to be the last step and then he’ll be back for good and we’ll start working toward hopefully getting back on the field.”   Question marks have been surrounding on when and if Reed will return in time for the season opener in San Diego on September 9th. It looks like Reed is where he needs to be in the recovery process and it seems he will be cleared to come back as a full go for the Texans. Reed has worked non-stop since training camp opened on the side field with trainers, testing his hip. He has pulled sleds, done agility and defensive back drills and done them all without any issues. Despite some media reports, Reed has been moving well and shown no ill effects of the hip after training sessions. All that is needed is a final clearance from his doctor and it seems like the Texans know it will happen. Ed Reed will be a much-needed boost for a secondary that had average safety play in 2012. There will be criticism about his age and what he has left as an NFL safety, but his play will have to do the talking to silence critics. Getting him back to start the 2013 season is the first step in this process.   You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.  
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