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Texans teammates confident Ed Reed will be ready

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While no one’s sure when Texans safety Ed Reed is going to show up for practice, his teammates are now convinced he’ll be ready when it’s time for games to start.

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson said he talked to Reed recently, and was confident the veteran safety would be sufficiently recovered from hip surgery to play in the Sept. 9 opener. He hasn’t taken part in any of the Texans offseason work since signing.

He’s out running around and stuff,” Johnson said, via Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. “He said he feels like he’s ahead of schedule. You never know until you get out there and get banged up a little bit. Other than that, he said he’s feeling fine and he’ll be ready to go opening day.”

How mobile the 34-year-old Reed will be after the surgery remains to be seen, but the Texans are hopeful he’ll add something to an already good defense.

“Ed’s a playmaker,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “He’s a guy who flies around and he always seems to find the ball and that’s so much fun to play with because you know he’s back there and you know he’s a wild card and you know he can make plays that you wouldn’t really expect him to make, so it’s going to be a lot of fun to have him on this defense.”

Now all they have to do is wait for that day to actually come.

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17 Responses to “Texans teammates confident Ed Reed will be ready”
  1. htown1035 says: Jul 25, 2013 4:33 PM

    Andre and Reed are good friends, played together at the “U”. Andre was one of the reasons Reed came to Houston.

    Reed isn’t going to “dupe” Andre, so can we finally dispel that commentary?

  2. overratedsteelerhater says: Jul 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    he’ll do anything not to go to training camp.he’ll be there for the season but not much tackling till the playoffs..[if they make it]

  3. notwithkubiak says: Jul 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    The second coming of Tony Boselli! He won’t play, not for awhile, and he won’t be the biggest factor in the Texans collapse anyway. That will be Gary Kubiak and his habit of screwing up the last 25% of the season.

  4. jjackwagon says: Jul 25, 2013 4:40 PM

    I am equally confident that Ed’s best seasons are behind him. But if he can coach up the young guys, then he is worth keeping around.

  5. notwithkubiak says: Jul 25, 2013 4:40 PM

    Reed came to the Texans because he knew he wasn’t going to be able to scam the Ravens out of paying him for a multi-year deal whereas he was able to sucker guaranteed money out of Rick Smith.

  6. htown1035 says: Jul 25, 2013 4:44 PM

    notwithkubiak says:
    Jul 25, 2013 4:40 PM
    Reed came to the Texans because he knew he wasn’t going to be able to scam the Ravens out of paying him for a multi-year deal whereas he was able to sucker guaranteed money out of Rick Smith.
    —————————————–
    You mean the same Ravens who spend an hour and a half trying to get him to resign before he chose the Texans?

  7. unbiasfan says: Jul 25, 2013 4:46 PM

    Well the Texans needed to try something to beat the Patriots

  8. ratbirdsrule says: Jul 25, 2013 4:52 PM

    Their season will be determined by QB play…ed reed should help, but won’t matter too much either way.

  9. stevent92 says: Jul 25, 2013 4:54 PM

    Just so I understand, the non-medically trained employees of the Houston Texans believe he will be ready?

    Bank on it!

  10. jamaltimore says: Jul 25, 2013 4:57 PM

    Ed being Ed. The highlight of this season will be when he returns to the city that REEEEEEEDS to watch the GOAT go into the ring of honor. My guess is he’ll be wearing street clothes for that one.

  11. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Jul 25, 2013 5:15 PM

    Why does Ed Reed look like he’s 122 years old?

  12. darwinsdad says: Jul 25, 2013 5:22 PM

    “Andre and Reed are good friends, played together at the “U”. Andre was one of the reasons Reed came to Houston.

    Reed isn’t going to “dupe” Andre, so can we finally dispel that commentary?”

    I’m sure Ed’s telling Andre what he believes at the moment…But that can (and probably will) change 10 minutes from now. And then a couple more times before the season actually starts.

    I miss you Ed, and I can’t wait to be there when we retire your number. But this part, I don’t miss so much.

  13. ravenmuscle says: Jul 25, 2013 5:24 PM

    Ed Reed looks like Uncle Remus or Red Fox.

  14. ravenmuscle says: Jul 25, 2013 5:26 PM

    I meant Redd Foxx of Sanford and Son.

  15. jiggy3198 says: Jul 25, 2013 5:42 PM

    Ed looks like a homeless guy I just gave a buck to on the street.

  16. tomtravis76 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:47 PM

    That picture will never look proper with Ed donning Texans gear. It will be a good day when he comes home and officially retires as a Raven.

  17. taosravenfan says: Jul 25, 2013 11:16 PM

    Welcome to the Ed reed comedy show. It does get old esp since he can’t tackle anymore

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