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Ed Reed non-committal for Texans' opener

Veteran safety still trying to come back from hip injury. Terry McCormick

Print This July 30, 2013, 04:08 PM EST

Houston Texans safety Ed Reed, still trying to make his way back from a hip injury in order to practice and play with his new team, said he doesn't now if he can keep teammate Andre's Johnson's promise that Reed will be ready to play by the regular season opener.

Reed, who is on the PUP list, says scar tissue is the issue and for him now.

"Well first of all, I’ve got to get this scar tissue down and get this tightness and soreness, that I feel consistently, out of there," Reed told the Texans website. "Once I get that out, I can kind of push it more. I’m not to the point where I can run 100 percent and certain things I would do, volume of work I would do at the end of it, I feel my hip. I can do the running, I’m doing the running, I’m doing the sled pulls, I’m back pedaling, I’m breaking, I’m opening the hip up to stuff like that, but at some point it kind of grabs, so I just got to get that scar tissue out and that edema out and everything.

"Once that kind of subsides, I can have a better timeline for you. I know I’m close, I can tell you that, and that it is close. I can’t say that it is the first game because I don’t know, but Dre is speaking it."

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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