The Texans may have a big hole to fill in their secondary against the Chargers on Monday Night Football. According to Adam Schefter, safety Ed Reed is not expected to make his Texans debut tonight because of injury. The veteran is recovering from off-season hip surgery and was held out of the preseason due to his rehab efforts.
Reed was signed in free agency by the Texans, after the safety spent 11 seasons with the Ravens. He won a Super Bowl with Baltimore last season and is a nine-time Pro Bowler. Reed has dealt with several injuries over the last few seasons and has missed 10 games between 2009-2010.
Despite the slow rehab for the hip surgery, Reed was not placed on PUP. Third-year veteran Shiloh Keo is listed as Reed's direct backup at free safety on the Texans' official depth chart. Keo has never started a game in his career and played mostly on special teams.