Super Bowl champion safety Ed Reed doesn’t know if he’ll be ready for the season opener of his new team, the Houston Texans, who will face the San Diego Chargers in week one. The ex-Raven went into surgery to repair a partly torn labrum on April 30.
Reed is a tremendous playmaker, but he fails to stay healthy. He started training camp in the PUP list.
“I can tell you that it is close, but I can’t say that it is the first game because I don’t know,” Reed said to the Associated Press.
The Texans are 3 point favorites for opening week despite they are the visiting team. Houston wideout Andree Johnson believes Reed will be in the lineup, but Ed is not that sure.
‘I’ve got to get this scar tissue down and get this tightness and soreness that I feel consistently, out of there,” Reed said, via quotes distributed by the team. ”Once I get that out, I can kind of push it more. I’m not to the point where I can run 100 percent and certain things I would do, volume of work I would do at the end of it, I feel my hip. I can do the running, I’m doing the running, I’m doing the sled pulls, I’m back pedaling, I’m breaking, I’m opening the hip up to stuff like that, but at some point it kind of grabs, so I just got to get that scar tissue out and that edema out and everything. Once that kind of subsides, I can have a better timeline for you. I know I’m close, I can tell you that, and that it is close. I can’t say that it is the first game because I don’t know, but Dre is speaking it.”
Houston lost talented safety Glover Quin to the Lions; that’s why Reed is necessary for Wade Phillips’s defensive scheme.