Safety Ed Reed, recovering from offseason hip surgery, is not expected to play in the Houston Texans' regular-season opener Monday night against the San Diego Chargers, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Coach Gary Kubiak said Saturday that Reed would not start and was considered a game-time decision to play.
Reed practiced all week on a limited basis. The nine-time Pro Bowler had arthroscopic hip surgery in April and was on the physically unable to perform list throughout training camp and the preseason.
Reed said he might have suffered the torn labrum during last season's AFC Championship Game.
Two weeks ago, Reed received injections in Vail, Colo, to help in his recovery. Reed said Friday that he is still working through the results of those injections.
Safety Shiloh Keo will start in place of Reed at San Diego (10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN).
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and ESPN.com Texans reporter Tania Ganguli contributed to this report.