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Ed Reed’s status remains uncertain

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Most of the big-name 2013 free agents are getting ready to suit up for their new teams.  Texans safety Ed Reed, who made the jump from the Ravens after winning his first career Super Bowl, may not be suiting up any time soon.

As John McClain of the Houston Chronicle puts it, “Nobody has a clue when Reed (hip) is going to be healthy and ready to play.”

Although the Texans have chosen silence and the perception of being duped over confirming that they were duped, the widespread suspicion in league circles is that they were duped.  Specifically, that Reed knew he’d need hip surgery but didn’t say anything a condition that apparently isn’t normally detected during a physical.

So the Texans will have to wait and hope that Reed will be able to eventually make a contribution, while simultaneously biting their tongues regarding any possible internal belief that Reed failed to be as candid as he could have been about his hip before signing a contract.

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33 Responses to “Ed Reed’s status remains uncertain”
  1. siggtacular says: Jul 20, 2013 11:41 PM

    Michael Huff better for Baltimore at this point

  2. swagger52 says: Jul 20, 2013 11:49 PM

    In Ozzie we Trust

  3. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 20, 2013 11:50 PM

    LOL! Texans got played!

  4. jagwires says: Jul 20, 2013 11:54 PM

    Tony Boselli 2.0. Ed Reed won’t earn half the $$$ they paid him.

  5. watermelon1 says: Jul 20, 2013 11:56 PM

    Let’s completely ignore Reed’s history and act like this is anything new.

    He doesn’t need, not want to waste his body on preseason.

    He’ll be ready for when he games actually count. At the very latest, he will be on that field in week 3 in Baltimore to play his former team.

    If watched the end of last season, then you would have known he was injured.

    The texans are not saying anything because what is there to say? No injury reports are due until week 1. Why should the tell you or anyone else anything?

  6. donth8thehorns says: Jul 21, 2013 12:01 AM

    I am not entirely sure how this process works. If he signs a contract, guaranteed or not, is he still entitled to compensation? He was not injured during training camp or pre-season/season, how did he dupe? He would not paid would he?

  7. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 21, 2013 12:14 AM

    No, seriously, the Texans got played. Reed was surely going to retire. Then the Texans came along and offered him 5 mil guaranteed.

  8. buckybadger says: Jul 21, 2013 12:20 AM

    When certain teams drop someone you don’t really want to pick them up. Ozzie knows what he is doing.

  9. lennydpocketqb says: Jul 21, 2013 12:35 AM

    I’m sure he gets his guaranteed money. I’m also sure the Texans aren’t a smart organization. This should be fun watching them crumble this year.

  10. htown1035 says: Jul 21, 2013 1:38 AM

    It doesn’t matter if Reed goes on the PUP or plays only half a season – if he’s there at the end and can help the Texans go further in the playoffs with his experience and his way of making even the great QB’s think twice before throwing his direction, it’ll be worth the money they spent.

  11. mackcarrington says: Jul 21, 2013 2:25 AM

    Just asking. But would the new proposal of having his med records online have disclosed this?

  12. ratbirdking says: Jul 21, 2013 4:07 AM

    I love Ed Reed, as a raven and even moreso a Cane, but he hasn’t looked healthy in 2 seasons now. That hip and especially his shoulder are both in bad shape.

    Hope he recovers well and plays like a beast for the texans, can’t wait to greet him one last time week 3 at MT Bank. It’s gonna be fun.

  13. coachbeck says: Jul 21, 2013 6:18 AM

    You don’t sign an old Ed reed to have him practice in training camp. He isn’t a raven because he and pollard turned in Harbaugh to the Nflpa for practices. Texans knew what they were getting. A guy who is old and doesn’t wanna practice.

  14. ravensfan8780 says: Jul 21, 2013 7:26 AM

    If I were the Texans I wouldn’t be too worried, last time Reed had that surgery and missed time from the field all he did was come back and lead the league in interceptions.

  15. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Jul 21, 2013 7:40 AM

    Tom hurt him real bad!

  16. vibesid says: Jul 21, 2013 7:41 AM

    His career could be over. This could be creating bad feelings in Texas.

  17. giantsfan64 says: Jul 21, 2013 8:07 AM

    He’s the best

  18. corvusrex96 says: Jul 21, 2013 8:48 AM

    He has done this for several years now. Reed will be ready , just avoiding training camp and silly preseason non games

  19. esraven says: Jul 21, 2013 10:47 AM

    Its the same thing every year with Reed. Baltimore fans know this preseason story backwards and forwards. As a fan, I wish Reed the best, but you have to wonder how much he has left.

  20. eastofmissball says: Jul 21, 2013 11:31 AM

    Did Rick Smith let his ego get the best of him here. The guy gets what he wants and plays Mcnair like a puppet. He takes the praise on great draft picks, but we all know he is not doing the work to put these guys in jerseys. Your scouts and coaches do your job Rick; and now you try to pull a rabbit out of a hat to boost your power and the rabbit bit you. It’s on you if Reed is not on the field.

  21. oneandtwenty123 says: Jul 21, 2013 11:52 AM

    The Ravens have had a good to great defense since they won the their first super bowl. Players leave the Ravens defense all the time. How many good players have left the Ravens defense, received the big paycheck, then were never as good as they were on the Ravens:

    Ed Hartwell
    Bart Scott
    Jamie Sharper
    Adalios Thomas
    Jarrett Johnson
    Kelly Gregg
    Dawan Landry

    These were all players that were supposed to hurt when they left. It was the system. That is why I am not concerned about Ellerbee, Kruger, and especially Ed Reed.

  22. cliffordc05 says: Jul 21, 2013 12:12 PM

    The guy they brought in because of his leadership qualities duped the organization into signing him?

  23. agc99 says: Jul 21, 2013 2:02 PM

    Texans duped. Reed has seen his better days. What were they thinking?

  24. zeeman911 says: Jul 21, 2013 2:13 PM

    Thanks for glover Quinn, good luck with that washed up ol dirty bastard look alike!

  25. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 21, 2013 6:40 PM

    It’ll be awesome watching Troy fly around the field, trucking people and picking off a bunch of Flacco lobs, on his way to DPOY. All the while, Reed hobbling around on that 80 yr old hip, and Matt Elam whiffing on tackles, both wishing they could be like Troy.

  26. jjtrilltexans says: Jul 21, 2013 7:01 PM

    We dont need him

  27. jimmyjames65 says: Jul 21, 2013 9:09 PM

    Thanks for Jacoby Jones. And Bernard Pollards. And Vonta Leach. There’s Ed. He’s forgotten more about NFL QB’s than you or I will ever know.

  28. jimmyjames65 says: Jul 21, 2013 9:21 PM

    It’ll be awesome watching Troy fly around the field, trucking people and picking off a bunch of Flacco lobs, on his way to DPOY. All the while, Reed hobbling around on that 80 yr old hip, and Matt Elam whiffing on tackles, both wishing they could be like Troy. That’s the funniest thing I ever heard. ROFL.

  29. jimmyjames65 says: Jul 21, 2013 9:53 PM

    It’ll be awesome watching Troy fly around the field, trucking people and picking off a bunch of Flacco lobs, on his way to DPOY. Like the way Troy gets trucked by RB’s. Are you telling me that Troy is going to keep up with the best Safeties and CB’s in the league? Even they can’t keep up with Flacco lobs.

  30. jimmyjames65 says: Jul 21, 2013 10:02 PM

    All the while, Reed hobbling around on that 80 yr old hip, and Matt Elam whiffing on tackles. Reed plays for the Texans. And Elam plays for the Ravens. Troy Who?

  31. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 22, 2013 8:46 AM

    Offsides Troy can’t hold a candle to the great Ed Reed, who has more than twice as many interceptions and more than 3 times as many TDs. Bringing up Offsides Troy in this discussion is like driving your AMC Gremlin to a Ferrari convention.

  32. ball20hawk says: Jul 22, 2013 10:34 AM

    oneandtwenty123 says:
    Jul 21, 2013 11:52 AM
    The Ravens have had a good to great defense since they won the their first super bowl. Players leave the Ravens defense all the time. How many good players have left the Ravens defense, received the big paycheck, then were never as good as they were on the Ravens:

    Ed Hartwell
    Bart Scott
    Jamie Sharper
    Adalios Thomas
    Jarrett Johnson
    Kelly Gregg
    Dawan Landry

    These were all players that were supposed to hurt when they left. It was the system. That is why I am not concerned about Ellerbee, Kruger, and especially Ed Reed.

    ———————————————————————————- How many of those guys that you just listed were hall of fame players? Let alone one of, if not the greatest ever at there position? I understand what your getting at but what you left out was the fact that those guys were role players in the ravens defense. Other teams made the mistake of thinking they could take those guys and make them focal points of the defense. You can’t compare any of those guys to Ed reed. That being said it was time for The Ed reed era to end in baltimore. And it ended beautifully.

  33. htown1035 says: Jul 22, 2013 12:50 PM

    oneandtwenty123 says:
    Jul 21, 2013 11:52 AM
    The Ravens have had a good to great defense since they won the their first super bowl. Players leave the Ravens defense all the time. How many good players have left the Ravens defense, received the big paycheck, then were never as good as they were on the Ravens:

    Ed Hartwell
    Bart Scott
    Jamie Sharper
    Adalios Thomas
    Jarrett Johnson
    Kelly Gregg
    Dawan Landry

    These were all players that were supposed to hurt when they left. It was the system. That is why I am not concerned about Ellerbee, Kruger, and especially Ed Reed.

    ====================================
    Only difference is you didn’t lose all of them in one postseason like you did this one.

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