All offseason, the Texans have been sounding optimistic about the prognosis for safety Ed Reed.
And it appears that he’s going to get a last check-up before he takes his first step toward playing the regular season opener.
According to Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Reed will meet soon with Dr. Marc Philippon, who performed both of Reed’s hip surgeries (including a previous one when he was with the Ravens).
“The surgeon will take a last look at him, . . . That’s going to be the last step, then he’ll be back for good and he’ll start working toward hopefully getting back on the field,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said.
The Texans haven’t seemed particularly worried about Reed’s participation in the preseason, which is fine. He was brought in as much for his leadership and intangibles as anything he does on the field, so nothing that happens in August matters all that much.