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Texans to be cautious with Ed Reed

Updated: September 12, 2013, 6:38 PM ET
By Tania Ganguli | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Once he's ready to play, the Texans plan to take it slow with safety Ed Reed.

Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowler and former defensive player of the year, won't start immediately when he's healthy, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Thursday. Instead, he will begin as a situational player and be eased into certain packages.

"He's right there going into his first preseason game this week, so to speak, in a lot of ways," Kubiak said. "I think the question right now is, when ...

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