Some onlookers are ‘not buying’ that Texans free safety Ed Reed will ever launch in the ‘Space City’

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Ed Reed may have a dim autumn in “The Lone Star State.”

The Sideline View’s John Harris is “not buying” that Houston Texans free safety Ed Reed will be ready to compete against the Chargers in San Diego on September 9.

After inking a three-year contract worth $15 million to become a Texan, the 34-year-old Reed blindsided Houston and underwent minor hip surgery in March to repair a small labral tear.

Reportedly grimacing and struggling to backpedal, the future Hall of Famer “didn’t look comfortable doing anything other than running straight ahead” last week in camp.

Texans general manager Rick Smith signed Reed to replace Glover Quin in the secondary.

Removed from an outstanding 12-4 season in the AFC South, a healthy Reed would bolster Houston’s defense and improve the squad’s overall psyche.

Unfortunately, aging and trying to mend in the summertime, Reed’s acquisition now looks increasingly suspect.

An eight-time All-Pro selection who was voted a member of the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team, the former Hurricane is one of the premier defenders in league history.

Nevertheless, now graying and gimpy, it’s understandable that some onlookers are “not buying” that Ed Reed will ever launch in the “Space City.”

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