The hip is what caused him to be on PUP for the first 6 weeks of 2010. It's also degenerative I believe.
Unfortunately, Ed is going to live in a lot of pain for the rest of his life for giving his body to football.
Coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged Monday that the Texans did not expect FS Ed Reed to need hip surgery when they signed him in March.
On March 20, the Texans signed Reed to a three-year, $15 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. "We didn't expect it, but it started bothering him," said Kubiak. "That's when we got aggressive in what we needed to do." It's believed owner Bob McNair was the driving force behind the Texans' pursuit of Reed after the club lost Glover Quin and Connor Barwin in free agency. McNair conceded Monday that Reed may not be ready for training camp.
Thankfully, the Ravens didn't match the Texans offer.
You have to assume we know something may have been wrong with him during negotiations.
I wish Ed Reed all the best. However, I think he is one and done in Houston. I really think he will retire after this upcoming season.
He has very few endorsements, but family and friends say he has saved most of his money. He spent several years driving a Chevy Traverse and was playfully mocked for it by his teammates as they pulled away in their Bentleys and Hummers.
"He's the only person who doesn't know he's Ed Reed," said one of his friends.
Meh, I am just playing the numbers. None of us know Ed's financial situation, however if you are a gambling man you can bet on "broke within 5 years" with an easy mind.