Reed for Week 1? Decision Monday or Tuesday

Reed for Week 1? Decision Monday or Tuesday
August 30, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Ed Reed has been a nine-time Pro Bowler.

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The Texans will probably make a decision about Ed Reed’s availability for the Week 1 opener on Monday or Tuesday, head coach Gary Kubiak said.

With the Texans’ deciding whether or not Reed will play in Week 1, it’s obvious they will remove him from the PUP list, which would have kept him out for at least the first six weeks of the season.

“He’ll be back (Saturday) and we’re hoping to do some field drills on Monday and Tuesday with our extra days, with him, with (head trainer Geoff Kaplan),” Kubiak said. “So we’ll probably make a quick decision early in the week, Monday or Tuesday on his availability for San Diego. But we’re sitting here hoping and we’ll see how that goes.”

On Tuesday, Kubiak said it will ultimately be up to Reed if he plays in the opener on Sept. 9 in San Diego.

Reed returned from Vail, Colo. last week after meeting with his hip surgeon, who also gave him injections in the most recent visit. There was a five-day window for the injections to take full effect. That window is over, Kubiak said on Friday.

Reed, 34, had arthroscopic hip surgery in April and hasn’t been able to practice with the team. The future Hall of Famer was the Texans’ prized free agent this offseason and will eventually be the starter next to Danieal Manning at safety.

If Reed can’t start the opener, Shiloh Keo would start.

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