It came as a surprise to everyone when the Houston Texans decided to make starting safety Justin Reid inactive for a Week 12 game against the New York Jets, including to Reid himself.
“I’m actually really shocked at (Coach David) Culley’s decision to make me inactive. I couldn’t believe it,” Reid said Sunday, via Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston who wrote that there was a disagreement during a team meeting.
"I thought the meeting went amicably, and then I came to practice Friday and after practice was done he called me into his office and said he benched me for disciplinary reasons," Reid said. "It is what it is. I'm shocked that it happened, and I'm just gonna root for the guys out there and just keep cheering my teammates on."
Reid, 24, was a third-round pick in 2018 and has been a starter at safety for the team since his rookie season. He's in the final season of the four-year deal he signed with the Texans following the 2018 NFL Draft.
Culley is in his first season as the Texans head coach, and the team entered its Week 12 game against the Jets with a 2-8 record.