Profootballtalk.com and ESPN are reporting that Houston Texans free safety Ed Reed will miss tonight’s season opener in San Diego, as the Texans face the Chargers in the final game of Week One on Monday Night Football.
The Texans signed Reed this offseason following his storied career as a member of the Baltimore Ravens, as the Ravens won the Super Bowl last season against the San Francisco 49ers.
Reed has missed all of the preseason and training camp with a hip injury.
On Saturday’s injury report, Reed was listed as questionable as he had limited participation. Also on that list was guard Wade Smith with a knee injury.
Officially out for the Monday night game are tackle David Quessenberry (foot) and inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton (concussion).
Replacing Reed in the starting lineup at free safety will be Shiloh Keo, a three-year player who laid college at Idaho.
Last season, Keo played in all 16 games, and this will be his first start in the NFL. In ’12, Keo (5-11, 208 pounds) had 14 total tackles (nine solo), along with one interception. For his career he’s collected 18 total tackles (13 solo).
The Texans and Chargers are scheduled to kickoff at 10:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.