With an older player, who's smart and knows what he's doing, who ranks as one of the all-time greats at his position, a team will be especially careful.
He's certain to be monitored even more closely now, and told Houston reporters today that his rehab is going well.
"There’s really no timeline," he said, per Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. "I know what I want, and I know what we want as an organization. We’re just going to keep on grinding and keep on working and shoot for September.”
Most interesting was his thinking on how he suffered the injury -- on a play in New England in the AFC Championship game when Tom Brady kicked at him.
“Only play I can look at is when I got kicked by a certain quarterback, but even then I played in the Super Bowl and you saw what happened there,” Reed said. “Even then I had two MCL sprains, a second degree one in the left in the Super Bowl in the first quarter and played through that. So if you’ve got any questions about my heart and how I play and how I work (that’s your answer).”