Houston Texans safety Ed Reed spoke to reporters for the first time in training camp, but he doesn't have much new information to offer about his hip injury. Teammate Andre Johnson believes that Reed will be ready to play in Week 1, although Reed seems less sure about his chances.
Ed Reed Says "if dre said it, then it shall be" on Johnson's declaration he'd start week 1. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 30, 2013
" I know I'm close. ... I can't say that it is the first game because I don't know," ed reed. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 30, 2013
The Texans placed Reed on the active/PUP list due to his offseason surgery on his hip. He is still dealing with scar tissue and hasn't been able to run at 100 percent. Reed is unable to practice until cleared by medical personnel.
Houston signed Reed to a three-year, $15 million deal after he recorded 58 tackles, four interceptions and 15 passes defended with the Ravens last season.