Reed won’t start, not ruled out for opener

Reed won’t start, not ruled out for opener
September 7, 2013, 2:15 pm
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Kubiak: Reed won't start season opener

Ed Reed has been a nine-time Pro Bowler.

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Ed Reed practice again on Saturday but his status for Monday night’s opener against the Chargers is still unknown.

But Reed won’t start the game, head coach Gary Kubiak said. Instead, third-year safety Shiloh Keo will start the game.

If Reed (hip) plays, it’ll be a game-time decision in San Diego. He's listed as questionable on the official injury report.

“He kind of did the same thing today that he did yesterday,” said Kubiak, who added that Reed took all the scout team reps.

Smith a full-go
Wade Smith returned to practice this week and won’t be limited on Monday.

Smith had arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 13.

“He’s going back full time,” Kubiak said. “It’s been amazing how far he’s come in a short period of time.”

Sharpton not ready
Darryl Sharpton, who is still recovering from a concussion, hasn’t passed the NFL’s protocol and won’t even travel with the team to San Diego. Sharpton did work out some on Saturday but the team is hoping he’ll be back to practice next Wednesday.

In three seasons, Sharpton has played just 27 games because of several different injuries.

“It’s disappointing for Darryl because he’s had a really good camp and everything was going fine and he has this issue,” Kubiak said. “But we trust Darryl. He’s found a way, when he stays healthy, to really help this team. He’s a good football player and I don’t see this year being any different. I wish he was gonna be there Monday night but hopefully it’s a minor setback and he’s there for the next 15.”

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