Ed Reed to have final hip checkup

HOUSTON -- Texans safety Ed Reed will return to Vail, Colo., where he had arthroscopic hip surgery in April, for one final checkup with his surgeon before returning to Houston.

"That's going to be the last step, then he'll be back for good and he'll start working toward hopefully getting back on the field," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said.

Kubiak said Sunday that Houston received good news about Reed's progress. Reed spent last week in Atlanta working with a rehabilitation specialist, with whom he has worked in the past.

Reed returned to Houston for Saturday's game then went back to Atlanta, where he has an offseason home.

He signed a three-year contract worth $15 million in March. Despite performing a lengthy physical during his visit, the Texans did not anticipate Reed would need surgery for a torn labrum in his hip when they signed him. But they did protect themselves to some extent.

Reed's contract has $1 million worth of being-active incentives this year, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. For each game he plays this season, Reed will collect $62,500, according to league sources. For each game Reed misses this season, he will lose out on a $62,500 bonus.

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