Houston Texans: Safety Justin Reid back on the football field after car crash
Houston Texans second-year safety Justin Reid returned to the football field after a minor car crash incident last week.
Houston Texans’ starting safety Justin Reid hit the football field for the first time with his teammates for the 2019 season after missing last week due to being a victim of a car crash to an alleged driver driving drunk behind the wheel.
Reid’s return to practice is great news for the coaches as they begin their preseason activities at the start of training camp. Reid will have a much bigger role on the defense with the departure of veteran defensive backs like Tyrann Mathieu, Kareem Jackson, and Andre Hal no longer on the roster.
The sky is the limit in terms of Reid’s potential as a starting safety in the NFL after showing the game was not to difficult for him to comprehend as he made the transition from college to the professional level look seamless as a rookie.
Reid’s health will be the determining factor in how his second season fares in the league after dealing with shoulder and wrist injuries that affected his level of play towards the end of the regular season. Reid underwent successful wrist surgery in the offseason to repair some of the wear and tear he had in his first season in the league.
His rookie season was one for the books as he finished with 88 tackles, ten pass deflections, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions, and taking one for 101 yards for a pick-six.