Ed Reed working with specialist on hip rehab

Ed Reed wasn't at practice on Tuesday morning with the Texans. Instead, he's out of town.

"We've got him working with a certain guy who's been working with his rehab that's done it before," head coach Gary Kubiak said of the veteran safety. "He's going to spend a couple of days with him. We're going to do it this week and we're going to do it early next week, so that we're proceeding in the right direction in phases of his rehab."

After signing with the Texans this offseason, Reed injured his hip and had surgery. The day before training camp started, the team placed him on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Reed's spent the bulk of camp on a side field under the direction of the club's medical training staff, which is helmed by head athletic trainer Geoff Kaplan. Kubiak said the new course of action with Reed doesn't represent a setback in his rehab.

"No, absolutely not," Kubiak said. It's just something that we've made our progress here for a couple of weeks.

"Kap's been in contact with this guy. He's worked with us before, so we wanted him to go see him for a couple of days and basically make sure we're doing the right things. We're going to do that for a couple of days each week."

Reed has met with the media a few times since signing, and he's reiterated that he hasn't pinpointed an exact date that he'll return to action.

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