Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
Ed Reed played this very well with Houston. He knew that if he'd had the surgery earlier, he risked going unsigned. Apparently, Ozzie Newsome was aware of the need for this surgery, but it is unclear as to how aware of it Houston was.
I had no idea he had a hip injury. I thought it was a shoulder (labrum) and neck injury that had been dogging him for the past couple of years. Either way, it doesn't matter if Ozzie knew about it or not. Ed was a UFA and Ozzie is not obligated to announce injuries of potential ex-players. It is Houston's responsibility to make sure there are no injuries that would cause them concern, and it's Ed's responsibility to be open and honest about any injuries that he might have.