Houston Texans: Justin Reid can even kick the football

Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /

Houston Texans defensive back Justin Reid can kick the football a long way!

During warmups before the Houston Texans faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defensive back Justin Reid had some fun and was filmed kicking a field goal or extra point at NRG Stadium. Then Reid led the special teams by with the kickoff to start the preseason finale.

Though it seems the Houston Texans kicker wasn’t available, at least it is fun to see a player with the talents of Reid showcase other football skills he has, including skills as a kickoff specialist.

Reid has quickly become one of the best defensive players on the Houston Texans as he enters his fourth season in the NFL since being drafted in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but is being a kicker a one-time deal since it is a preseason game, or could it be a spot on the depth chart if he’d ever need to be called upon for that job?

On Twitter, there was a video of Reid kicking the ball on the kickoff for the Houston Texans. Take a look:


As NFL Twitter stated … “Reid can BOOT IT!”

As far as kickoffs go, that was fun to watch with his kickoff being caught in the end zone and only being returned to the 16-yard line. That was some of the best field position the defense of the Texans has had in quite some time.

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Before the game in warmups Reid was pictured kicking either a field goal or extra point, and if that is the case, the question again is: What can’t Justin Reid do?

In an offseason that had its tough moments, this preseason finale start was something that was needed for everyone, and it does make a person think about having Reid as depth as a kickoff specialist.

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After the Texans finish their preseason game with the Buccaneers, they will be preparing for their Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 10.