HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Houston Texan’s safety Ed Reed broke his silence to the media for the first time at training camp, Tuesday morning.
The team placed Ed Reed on the active/PUP list due to his offseason surgery on his hip. It’s the NFL’s policy that since Reed was put on the PUP list, he is unable to practice until cleared by medical personnel. Reed said his rehab from hip surgery is going well, “I’ve got to get this scar tissue down and get this tightness and soreness that I feel constantly out of there,” Reed continues, “I’m not to the point where I can run 100%.”
Reed was asked if there was any scenario that would get him on the field right now, “I’m feeling really good, if I had to play today I probably wouldn’t,” Reed continues, “if it was the Super Bowl, I probably would.”
Houston signed Reed to a three-year, $15 million deal. This is after Reed won the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens last season. Reed continued, “Everybody wants to be a part of a championship team, when you’re around that it’s infectious, man and it makes you want to push and go even more.” Wide receiver, Andre Johnson agrees with this notion and told the media he wants Reed back week one. Reed responded with, “If he (Johnson) said it than it must be true, I’m working out to get back as soon as possible.”
If Reed isn’t ready for Week 1, rookie D.J. Swearinger may get his first NFL start.