Ed Reed not expected to make Texans debut tonight

AP

The Texans are going to open the season without the veteran mentor they felt they so desperately needed.

We mentioned yesterday that Reed was expected to miss tonight’s game against the Chargers,  and ESPN’s Adam Schefter’s hearing the same thing.

Reed was listed as questionable on the injury report, but his availability was considered a longshot, as he did little this offseason after hip surgery. Granted, the Texans didn’t necessarily bring him in for his physical skills (which were in decline anyway), but as someone who could help a young defense take the next step by sharing his championship experience.

Now, he’ll be able to share that wisdom, but from the sidelines in street clothes.