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Ed Reed expected back middle of training camp at latest

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When Texans safety Ed Reed had surgery to repair a small labral tear in his hip recently, word was that he was expected to be recovered in time for the start of training camp.

Texans owner Bob McNair revealed a little more doubt than initially reported when he addressed Reed’s status on Monday. Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle reports that McNair called Reed’s surgery a “minor procedure” while also admitting that that the safety may not be ready to get back on the field until a couple of weeks into training camp.

He wasn’t the only member of the Texans talking about Reed’s recovery from the surgery. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said that he’s got some worry about Reed’s status because he waited to have the surgery instead of having it right after last season came to a close.

“If it had been right after the season it’d have been different,” Phillips said. “There’s a little concern but the good thing about him is he’s experienced it before, he’s an experienced guy. You have no problem with him studying or knowing what you’re doing. He’s gonna spend all the time it takes off the field to get ready. I think Ed will be ready when it’s time.”

There was always going to be a little concern about the health of a safety who turns 35 in September. You never want a player to need surgery, obviously, but pushing Reed early in camp was never going to be part of the program in Houston. Absent any negative reports about Reed’s recovery, a little concern will likely remain just that.

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21 Responses to “Ed Reed expected back middle of training camp at latest”
  1. dg0122 says: May 6, 2013 2:56 PM

    Was he not given a physical before signing???

  2. moagecu says: May 6, 2013 3:04 PM

    get used to it Texans

  3. raqaiw says: May 6, 2013 3:07 PM

    He’s the GOAT,first-ballot HOFer, and when he was whole he was a true “offensive” defensive weapon;capable of scoring from anywhere if the other team slipped up. There’s not much that can spook great QB’s like Brady and P. Manning, but he did.

    That said,he hasn’t been whole since maybe 2009-2010. I’m glad he got his last payday. I think he may regret not going out like RL#52 did later on though, not staying with 1 team his whole career.

  4. 8to80texansblog says: May 6, 2013 3:09 PM

    I’ve never been a big fan of this signing… Instead of trying to aggressively keep Glover Quin, they let him go and then overpay for an Ed Reed who has been injury proned over the last few years, lost a step, and not near as rangey as he used to be.

    Now he’s already on the injured list and hasn’t even gotten to OTAs. I know the Texans feel like they are RIGHT THERE, but I’m not sure this is the way that you get over that hump.

  5. rc33 says: May 6, 2013 3:09 PM

    So the Texans have brought in their most recent version of Tony Boselli.

  6. waxthat says: May 6, 2013 3:11 PM

    shouldve resigned quinn

  7. mdagnew1 says: May 6, 2013 3:11 PM

    5 mil a year for a 35 year old all pro who has nerve damage in his neck and can no longer tackle? Now coming off hip surgery? Great signing…

  8. watermelon1 says: May 6, 2013 3:28 PM

    He aint gonna miss that week 3 game. That’s for sure!

  9. lovefootball4life says: May 6, 2013 3:35 PM

    A little sad to be reading about Ed on an article attached to a team that isn’t the Ravens. Certainly hope nothing happens in Ed’s run with the Texans that hurts his HOF projections but then again he’s had drama off season. I’m not suggesting Texans are bad its just that some guys push it a little too long.

  10. pftwd3 says: May 6, 2013 3:37 PM

    It’s easy to click Report Comment while attempting to click Thumps Up. Perhaps a message asking, “Do you wish to report this comment as offensive?” should be displayed before the message is reported.

  11. peytonsneckl8 says: May 6, 2013 3:37 PM

    HTTR

  12. 52crabcakes says: May 6, 2013 3:37 PM

    Ed being Ed and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I trust when the time comes, Ed retires a Raven!

  13. crownofthehelmet says: May 6, 2013 3:39 PM

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Reed never finishes another game.

  14. misterdreamer119 says: May 6, 2013 3:40 PM

    The safety position is too taxing physically. Look up bob sanders, polumalo. Even way back to ronnie lott joey browner from the 80s.

  15. jeffperk says: May 6, 2013 3:44 PM

    Welcome to the Ed Show Houston, where he does what he wants & marches to his own beat!

  16. ravensrooster94 says: May 6, 2013 3:52 PM

    Do all the media types (including the individuals that run this site), internet trolls, and Ravens worry-warts NOW understand why the Ravens let Ed Reed walk?

    OK – I understand that he’s GOAT & HOF material and all that stuff, but he’s also 35, can’t/won’t tackle, and injury prone.

    Right player, right price. For the Ravens, it was wrong on both counts.

  17. 8to80texansblog says: May 6, 2013 3:59 PM

    lovefootball4life says: May 6, 2013 3:35 PM

    A little sad to be reading about Ed on an article attached to a team that isn’t the Ravens. Certainly hope nothing happens in Ed’s run with the Texans that hurts his HOF projections but then again he’s had drama off season. I’m not suggesting Texans are bad its just that some guys push it a little too long.
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    I agree. I’m most definitely not a Ravens fan but I hope that when his time here is done, he has another ring and he signs a 1 day contract with the Ravens to retire. The Ravens deserve to always claim Ed Reed. Just like, knock on wood, if the time comes that we can’t afford to exorbitantly overpay for Andre Johnson and he leaves for another team. I hope he signs a 1 day contract with the Texans and retires a Texan because he is the face of our franchise and has been almost since its inception…

  18. kameleono says: May 6, 2013 4:18 PM

    Go figure an Ed Reed injury. Who would’ve thought? I’ll never understand why these players don’t just have surgery immediately after the season ends.

  19. ppdoc13 says: May 6, 2013 4:32 PM

    He’ll be there for the 1st game, just not for the ota’s and training camp. And btw – expect him to wear the red shirt.

    Look, I love me some Ed Reed, but you have to accept the drama that will be coming.

  20. nfloracle says: May 6, 2013 5:54 PM

    “I’ll never understand why these players don’t just have surgery immediately after the season ends.”

    I can answer that one for you… the reason is to miss as much training camp as possible!

  21. rajbais says: May 6, 2013 7:53 PM

    Houston, sign Charles Woodson or Kerry Rhodes.

    You might have a problem.

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