Ed Reed might be healthy enough to play for the Houston Texans when they open their season Monday night. Head coach Gary Kubiak is happy with Reed’s practices this week and believes the star safety could be a game time decision.
Reed was signed in the offseason by the Texans to help sure up a leaky pass defense. His availability has been in question however because of a hip injury. He missed all of training camp and preseason because of his injury.
Despite early reports that he would not be able to play monday, new reports hint their is a chance. According to Gary Kubiak:
“He had another good practice today. He’s come a long way. I can’t say he won’t play.”
Kubiak might be hinting that Ed Reed will be a game time decision. Opening the season on Monday night instead of Sunday gives Reed and extra day of rest. The extra day may be the difference maker in the decision to play or sit the future Hall of Famer.
It might not be important to have Ed Reed play though. The Chargers are not seen as a playoff contender this year. The matchup is one that is winnable for the Texans with or without Reed.
The Texans are considered Super Bowl contenders this year. It would be smarter for them to sit Reed against the Chargers and get him healthy. It will be far more important to have Reed on the field later in the season.
The real test for Houston will be weeks 3-5. In that span they will play the Raves, Seahawks, and 49ers. Although it will still be early in the season, having Ed Reed back for those games would show how they stack up against the big boys.
The Houston Texans injury report will be released Saturday. Then we will have a better idea whether Ed Reed will play or not.