Skip to content

Ed Reed had hip surgery last week, expected at camp

Texans Reed Football AP

The Texans signed Ed Reed for his veteran presence.

But he won’t be present with them on the field soon, as he just had hip surgery.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Reed needed surgery to repair a “small labral tear in his hip,” but is expected to be back on the field for training camp.

If the prognosis is correct, it shouldn’t be a huge issue for the Texans, who can use the reps to get rookie safety D.J. Swearinger ready for the season.

But it might also explain why the Ravens didn’t seem eager to get into a bidding war for him, or bring him back at all.

Permalink 18 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Home, Houston Texans, Rumor Mill
18 Responses to “Ed Reed had hip surgery last week, expected at camp”
  1. kevo126 says: May 3, 2013 12:58 PM

    he has hip surgery every off season…

  2. eaglefan94 says: May 3, 2013 1:00 PM

    John McClain, yippe kai yay!

  3. slayisland says: May 3, 2013 1:04 PM

    Ed reed wasn’t going to be tha same before the surgery.With that being said dj gotta step up

  4. j0esixpack says: May 3, 2013 1:08 PM

    Given the ransom that Flacco demanded, the Ravens couldn’t have gotten into a bidding war no matter how much they wanted him.

    It’s still unfortunate that a guy like Reed is forced to finish a long and respected career elsewhere.

    I’d still support a roster and salary cap exemption for players who have 10+ years with their team.

    While some teams may never have eligible players or those who are worth keeping, overall it would be beneficial to the league to give an additional incentive and support to retain such players even if its only to serve as a pseudo coach/role model for rookies.

  5. rockthered1286 says: May 3, 2013 1:24 PM

    @j0esixpack
    Dude do some research before you go yapping. Joe has a ridiculously low cap number this year and a moderate cap hit next year which wouldn’t have effected bringing Reed back unless you think Joe should play for free. You’d think after the hundreds of articles about joes salary you’d pick up on that instead of being ignorant with the whole “it’s Flacco’s fault” comments. Truth is- Reed is in his mid 30′s and Baltimore was smart to not overpay him. If he didn’t want to come back on our number? That’s on Ed. Not Joe. Frankly we’re fine with it in Baltimore. No more whining about money every year and injuries every single game forcing him out for a series or 2.

  6. dalcow4 says: May 3, 2013 1:30 PM

    Pretty cool that they’d let his Grandfather attend the press conference and try on the Texans cap.

  7. lovefootball4life says: May 3, 2013 2:01 PM

    @j0esixpack Baltimore fans are sad to see such a popular figure go but there is point where the production and the salary get out of whack. Fans are sad they won’t be calling “REEEEEED” when he did something good but honestly those have been less and less frequent. Players either ride off into the sunset with the same team – like Lewis – or they go for one last run with someone else – like Reed. No hard feelings either way.

    It is insane though to tie this to Flacco. As someone else pointed out Flacco’s deal has nothing to do with it. No one can pin any departing players on Flaccos deal. It is not true and there is no evidence.

  8. misterdreamer119 says: May 3, 2013 2:04 PM

    Dont ever shave Ed!

  9. ravanator says: May 3, 2013 2:19 PM

    Texans fans are praying Reed can teach their loser franchise the way of the Ravens. Good luck Reed, you will need luck playing with an average team like the Texans.

  10. scoobies05 says: May 3, 2013 2:38 PM

    sigh…another misinformed fan thinking the ravens couldnt sign anyone because of the flacco contract. does he know that we signed 6 players for what the browns played kruger. its called being smart. sure i would have loved to have kept ed here..he is a baltimore icon. but he felt he got a better deal from houston. i i wish him well. go ravens

  11. leksington says: May 3, 2013 2:38 PM

    j0esixpack says:
    May 3, 2013 1:08 PM
    Given the ransom that Flacco demanded, the Ravens couldn’t have gotten into a bidding war no matter how much they wanted him.
    ———————————————–

    Far be it from me to let facts get in the way of good hyperbole, but Joe Flacco’s cap number this year is only $6.8 million.

    FYI, you would need to double that cap hit to even get Flacco in the top 10 most expensive QBs this season.

  12. ac540 says: May 3, 2013 3:01 PM

    As a loyal Ravens season ticket holder for whom Ed Reed was and always will be my favorite player, it pains me to say this, but he is damaged goods. Do PUP list players travel? That may be the only way we see him on September 22.

  13. krank00 says: May 3, 2013 3:15 PM

    ravanator says: May 3, 2013 2:19 PM

    Texans fans are praying Reed can teach their loser franchise the way of the Ravens. Good luck Reed, you will need luck playing with an average team like the Texans

    Scoreboard
    43-13

  14. ivyleaf98 says: May 3, 2013 3:46 PM

    @krankoo- 43-13 and you still watched the Ravens play in the super-bowl!!!! good grief.

  15. ravanator says: May 3, 2013 3:51 PM

    @krankoo

    How many superbowl trophies do the Texans have in their glass case?????????? Just as I stated earlier, LOSERS!

  16. therealtrenches says: May 3, 2013 4:54 PM

    Ed Reed is now old in the face AND the hip.

  17. getyourownname says: May 3, 2013 10:43 PM

    Here’s hoping he recovers fully and has a healthy season. He deserves it.

  18. ppdoc13 says: May 4, 2013 11:35 PM

    Ed reed not being has zero to do with the status of joe flacco’s contract. It had to do with Ozzie putting a price on what he thought was Ed’s value and Houston way over paying it. I love Ed reed as a playr. Think he is in the conversation as the best fee safety of all times. But he is in the late December of his career. He doesn’t really tackle anymore because of recurrent shoulder and neck issues. He has lost a step, but still is better at reading the qb than anyone out there. I wish him well except when he plays my ravens. Once he is done he has his place in Thorpe roh. What I am most happy for is that he got his SB win. That completes his career and for that I am glad.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!