Ed Reed gets a walker for his birthday
Sep/12/13 08:47 AM Filed in: Ed Reed
It was wrapped in bright, colorful paper and placed next to Ed Reed’s locker.
When the just-turned 35-year-old unwrapped his birthday present, the unveiling came with an announcement.
“It’s a platinum walker,” Reed joked.
Free safety Danieal Manning gave the gift to the 12-year veteran. The Texans also presented Reed with a Hall-of-Fame jacket cake.
Despite having not played a game in a Texans uniform, Reed’s already become a hit during practices and in the locker room. And his steadily advancing age has become an easy target for constant humor.
“Because his birthday’s on 9-11, we were asking him, like, ‘Where were you at on 9-11? And he was like, he was in college in his senior year,” cornerback Johnathan Joseph said. “And I was, like, ‘Wow, I was a junior in high school.’ So, yeah, it is funny.”
As for the veteran safety’s playing status?
“I’ll probably answer that question better (Thursday) … when we go back out there and get our pads on for a little bit again,” coach Gary Kubiak said.