Justin Reid was recently involved in a car accident, and now he’ll start training camp on the injury list for the Houston Texans.
This past weekend, Houston Texans second-year safety was involved in a car accident as he was hit from behind by a drunk driver, as reported by varying media outlets. That accident has resulted in Reid being placed on the non-football injury list.
The good thing is Reid can be activated at any time, but here is the release provided by the Houston Texans on Wednesday:
"“The Houston Texans have placed S Justin Reid on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.”"
Now with Reid getting a little extra time to recover from the accident, when he does get on the field, the expectations for the safety are very high following his outstanding rookie season. In 2018, Reid had 88 total tackles, with 70 being solo tackles, but most impressive is he had 10 passes defensed with three interceptions, taking one all the way back for a 101-yard touchdown.
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Being just 22 years old, Reid was an excellent third-round choice by the Texans in 2018, but even more so, the addition of Reid (with a season learning under former Texan Tyrann Mathieu) to the secondary a season ago made it a strong unit, and now it is his turn to shine on his own this upcoming season.
In ’18, Reid had a grade of 77 from Pro Football Focus, with a coverage grade of 77.6, and he played in 946 total snaps as a rookie.
Not having Mathieu will be something to watch for Reid this upcoming season, but he now has Tashaun Gipson, who was a 70.7 grade in ’18 by PFF from his season with the Jacksonville Jaguars as he also had one interception.
This addition to the active non-football injury list for Reid is just a minor setback, but when he finally gets released to take part in training camp, he’s going to be a player to really keep an eye on to see how he progresses in his sophomore season with the Texans.
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