Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith spoke to NFL.com about the status of Ed Reed, saying
“(Ed) Reed’s rehab is going well. The thing that is important and we’re focused on, is to make sure he’s there week 1 when we start playing for real.” – Smith told NFL.com
Ed Reed himself refused to guarantee that he’ll be ready for the regular season, but it’s a good sign that general manager Rick Smith is confident in Reed and his rehab. Pre-season is more than likely out of the question for the veteran safety as Week 1 of the regular season seems more realistic.
Defensive coordinator Wade Philips admitted he was a little concerned with Reed’s surgery because of the timing. He didn’t undergo surgery right after the season because it wouldn’t be a good look as he was looking to test the free agent market, eventually landing with the Houston Texans.
“We didn’t expect it, but it started bothering him. That’s when we got aggressive in what we needed to do.” Coach Gary Kubiak
With the return of Brian Cushing and the addition of Ed Reed, whenever he fully recovers, this defense should be a lot more physical than last seasons. If they can manage to stay healthy.
We will keep you updated on the status of Ed Reed through out training camp and pre-season.