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Gary Kubiak: We’ll know more on Ed Reed’s status by the end of the week

Ed Reed, Andre Johnson AP

The Texans have a game to play on Thursday night, but their heads are already starting to turn to the regular season opener on September 9.

One of the things that those heads are thinking about is the status of safety Ed Reed, who has not worked with his new team on the field at all since signing with them because of hip surgery. The Texans have been fairly confident all offseason that Reed would be well enough to join the team for the opening week of the season and coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that the team expects to have information on that front after Reed visits with doctors this week.

“I think we’re going to really have a good idea when we come out of this week,” Kubiak said in comments distributed by the team. “He is in Vail today getting some injections and spending time with his surgeon. I think there’s one more trip planned to Atlanta here on Tuesday, something like that this week. As we work to Dallas, we’re going to have him do that. I think we’re going to have a really good idea where we’re at coming out of Dallas and starting our preparations because we do have what 10 days or something like that to get ready for San Diego.”

While the Texans are certainly hoping Reed’s play will have a positive effect from the first game of the season forward, the team’s probably not going to be too lost without him because, again, they’ve never been on the field with him when he was wearing a Texans uniform. As long as Reed isn’t missing a huge chunk of the season, the Texans are still likely to realize the benefits they hoped to receive when they signed Reed this offseason.

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19 Responses to “Gary Kubiak: We’ll know more on Ed Reed’s status by the end of the week”
  1. kegrun says: Aug 27, 2013 9:35 AM

    Without Ed Reed, the Texans might as well just cancel the season. ITS OVAH!

  2. getyourownname says: Aug 27, 2013 9:40 AM

    “As long as Reed isn’t missing a huge chunk of the season, the Texans are still likely to realize the benefits they hoped to receive when they signed Reed this offseason.”

    I doubt they are paying $6MM for him to be a sideline coach.

  3. officialgame says: Aug 27, 2013 9:41 AM

    Great signing! Broken down safety on last leg with freshly minted ring in his pocket looking for one more pay day. Desperate teams need only apply.

  4. wilsonwillbreaku says: Aug 27, 2013 9:41 AM

    He’s done.

  5. glb020971 says: Aug 27, 2013 9:56 AM

    Game changer!!! Reed will be in the line up on Monday GO TEXANS

  6. notwithkubiak says: Aug 27, 2013 9:59 AM

    What’s to know? He’s the second coming of Tony Boselli.

  7. sbchampsagain says: Aug 27, 2013 10:18 AM

    Ed’s not trying to take advantage of anyone.
    He’s never been a camp player.
    But he’s a gamer.
    The Texans are paying for his ability to take away half the field. Ed will have 3-4 INTs this year. Even if he only plays in 8 games this year due to his hip and neck.
    He’s a warrior and will give the Texans 100% when he’s out there on game day.

  8. orivar says: Aug 27, 2013 10:30 AM

    Anything that keeps Ed Reed out of camp.

  9. greyhawk9 says: Aug 27, 2013 10:36 AM

    Stop pretending this isn’t a fabricated injury used to get out of the entire preseason

  10. ravensnowman says: Aug 27, 2013 10:40 AM

    thank you for 10 amazing years Ed

  11. southpaw2k says: Aug 27, 2013 10:49 AM

    Prediction: The Colts win the AFC South, leaving the Texans with one of the two Wild Card spots.

    Even with Reed, the Texans still don’t have quite what it takes to get over the hump.

  12. ballinmore says: Aug 27, 2013 10:56 AM

    Shouldn’t DJ Swearinger have already passed him on the depth chart by now?

  13. darwinsdad says: Aug 27, 2013 11:21 AM

    If you’re Houston, you should’ve seen this coming. There’s a reason no one in Baltimore is even remotely surprised.

    Still, if a HEALTHY (big if) Ed Reed can find his way on the field for something like 12 or more games this season, he’s probably worth the money.

  14. nananatman says: Aug 27, 2013 11:37 AM

    Nobody plays the spot like Reed, the way that guy picks the ball and finds angles on deflected passes is unreal, he should work for NASA with the way he finds angles. Crazy.

  15. pbastille says: Aug 27, 2013 12:18 PM

    According to footballoutsiders, Reed had the highest broken tackle rate by defenders in the league last yr — 22.7%. Good luck, Houston.

  16. troy43mvp says: Aug 27, 2013 12:22 PM

    Ed Reed has the face of a 50 year old man and has since he was 25. He has been a gem for the Ravens but I think they dropped him at the right time.

  17. ftomasic1961 says: Aug 27, 2013 2:15 PM

    ed’s status will like it has been his whole career…cherry pick deep, and dont try to actually get your nose dirty by trying to make a tackle….

    like deion, without the nice wardrobe….

  18. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 27, 2013 3:05 PM

    Reed is on the field by week 3 at the latest. Write that down.

    Wouldn’t be too surprised, considering some of the AFC favs showing weakness, if the Texans made the SB.

    Also wouldn’t be surprised if they got there and got smoked by the Seahawks.

  19. htown1035 says: Aug 27, 2013 3:51 PM

    southpaw2k says:
    Aug 27, 2013 10:49 AM
    Prediction: The Colts win the AFC South, leaving the Texans with one of the two Wild Card spots.

    Even with Reed, the Texans still don’t have quite what it takes to get over the hump.
    ——————————————-
    LOL based on what? The Texans are arguably on paper the only AFC SB contender that actually got better in the offseason – all of the others lost players and talent and have a ton of questions, including Denver. A 12-4 team that improved on paper will easily beat a 11-5 team that overachieved.

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