Ed Reed, Brian Cushing sit out Texans OTAs

Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

The Houston Texans will be missing two of their veteran defensive stars at the start of OTAs.

Houston Texans safety Ed Reed and linebacker Brian Cushing will both sit out OTAs this week as they recover from injuries according to Nick Scurfield. Reed had surgery to repair a small labral tear in his hip in late April and Cushing tore his ACL on Oct. 8. Tackle Derek Newton will also miss OTAs with a knee injury.


It is expected that all three players will be ready to play by the start of training camp or soon after, and just need some more time to recover from their surgeries.

The Texans signed Reed to a three-year, $15 million deal as an unrestricted free agent this offseason after 11 season with the Ravens. Reed has never missed more than six games in a season and played in every game in each of the last two seasons.

Cushing and Reed should serve as two of the leaders on the Texans this year and their health is crucial if Houston hopes to take the next step into the AFC Championship.

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