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

Gary Kubiak doesn't know if Ed Reed is ready to play

The Houston Texans brought Ed Reed in to bolster their secondary, unfortunately they haven’t gotten to witness it yet. Head coach Gary Kubiak wasn’t willing to commit Reed to playing in Week 3 when asked at a press conference today.

“No, I wouldn’t say that. I say he’s doing great,” Kubiak said, via the team’s website. “He ran with the team today. I think he’s right where we kind of thought he would be and we’re still in a day-to-day process, but he’s doing very well.”

He was also asked if he was waiting got see something specific before saying Reed is ready to go, he denied that.

“Me, personally? No, there’s nothing specific I’m looking for. I think it’s a combination of everybody looking for those explosive movements from the middle of the field to the sideline, breaking on the ball. Those type of things. To where it looks the way it has in the past and the way Ed knows it’s supposed to look. There’s a lot of people involved in the process. We were very, very close yesterday. I can tell you that. It was along conversation, but we thought we made the right decision to continue to move forward. It’s going to be a long season and we want him there for the long haul. Like I said, we’ll just keep going. Today’s another good day and we’re very close.”

The media also asked if there was a chance Reed plays a limited role in Sunday’s matchup.

“We’re going to listen to him. I think we’re at the point right now where he’s really strong in his movements and what he’s doing and when he’s ready to go, it’s time to go. Let’s take it a day at a time. Let’s get there first. I think the arrow is pointing way up right now.”

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