It’s no secret that Ed Reed was brought to the Houston Texans for his reputation as one of the best safeties to ever play the game. At the same time, the Texans needed a veteran leader that could help propel the team to the next level. Reed is indeed a veteran at this point in career, as the legendary safety just turned 35 on Wednesday. To celebrate, his teammates decided to get him a good old fashioned gag gift.
When Reed approached his locker Wednesday he was greeted by a large package. What was inside, you ask? A walker, one of the all-time great gag gifts. Fellow defensive player Brian Cushing joked that Reed now just needs some hair dye and ‘he’ll be good.’
But in addition to the classic gag gift, Reed’s fellow defensive backs also got him a cake in the shape of a Hall of Fame jacket. The HOF is of course a place Reed will reside someday.
All jokes aside, the Texans need Reed out there as soon as he’s healthy this year. He missed the team’s opener this past Monday and his status for week two is still unclear. Gary Kubiak said the decision has not yet been made on whether he’ll suit up on Sunday. “He’s progressing. He’s doing good. So we’ll see where we’re at (Thursday).” said the Texans’ head coach.
I’ve said it all along, but the Texans didn’t bring in Reed for help in the regular season, they brought him in to help get the team over the hump in the postseason. Until the veteran safety is truly 100 percent, there’s absolutely no point to putting him back out there.
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