Unpleasantly surprising members of Houston’s organization, Reed underwent minor hip surgery in March to repair a small labral tear.
“I plan on being back for Week 1,” said Reed, 34, who inked a three-year contract this spring worth $15 million to become a Texan. “But as you’ve known me for the longest time, I’m going to be smart about my injuries and make sure I’m there for the later part of the season when the team really needs me.”
Just days ago, the surefire Hall of Famer expected to join the Texans before mandatory minicamp and begin practicing by late July.
Serving as an ideal replacement for Glover Quin in the secondary, a healthy Reed would bolster Houston defensively and improve a squad coming off a 12-4 season in the AFC South.
However, aging and trying to mend in June, Reed’s signing now seems questionable.
An eight-time All-Pro selection who was rightfully voted a member of the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team, Reed may be acting “smart.”
Nevertheless, Ed Reed would have never gained employment with the Texans had Houston’s suits comprehended his “injuries.”by