Report: Ed Reed ‘doubtful’ to play Monday Night


Aug 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans safety Ed Reed (20) talks with cornerback A.J. Bouye (34) before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Dolphins 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

CBS Sports is reporting that Houston Texans safety Ed Reed will more than likely miss the ’13 season opener in San Diego against the Chargers.

Reed didn’t play a snap in the Texans’ preseason. Reed is currently recovering from a hip injury. He was recently taken off of the PUP list.

The future Hall of Famer is in his first season with Houston as he spent the previous 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Reed was apart of the Super Bowl champion team last season before signing as a free agent with the Texans.

Reed totaled 58 combined tackles last season and four interceptions, scoring one touchdown. For his career he’s totaled 504 solo tackles, six sacks, one safety and 61 interceptions. Reed has seven career touchdowns.

Once Reed is able to return to game action he’s penciled in as a starter. Shiloh Keo is listed as the backup to Reed on the Texans’ depth chart.

“It feels good to have him out there,” Texans corner back Kareem Jackson of Reed returning to practice. “It’s the first time with him out there and kind of working with us and the DB group.

“He’s been working in the team run and pass a little bit, so he looks pretty good out there. You can tell he’s not entirely 100 percent. He’s working to get back to 100 percent. He’s working in the right direction. Hopefully, he’ll be there soon.”

Reed signed with the Texans on March 22 as he’s a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, including the past seven consecutive seasons. He was the Associated Press NFL Defensive player of the Year in ’04 and is a member of the 2000s All- Decade team.