Ed Reed gets a walker for his birthday

An oversized birthday present waited at Ed Reed's locker this afternoon.

Fellow safety Danieal Manning gave him a walker.

"That and some hair dye and he’ll be good," inside linebacker Brian Cushing said.

Reed, who just turned 35, also got another less hilarious but very sweet gift from the rest of the Houston defensive backs: a birthday cake in the shape of a Hall of Fame jacket.

Reed was officially limited in practice today, though Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he went through all his work. Today's practice was a light one for the Texans; Kubiak described it as a "jog-through."

Reed is still day-to-day, though Kubiak seemed more optimistic about his progress than he was this time last week. We'll talk to Reed tomorrow and have a better idea. He's been very forthcoming about his status since he got here.