Ed Reed feels "much better" than last week

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Houston Texans safety Ed Reed says that he feels closer to playing than he did last week.

Ed Reed has said that he feels "much better" this week, having missed the Houston Texans' first game of the 2013 NFL season.

The safety, who joined the AFC South side as a free agent earlier this year, has been recovering from off-season hip surgery.

The 35-year-old told reporters: "Work went good today. Worked out well. Did some scout team reps, even played nickel a little bit to get some other movement around. Feeling much better than I felt last week, so we'll see how it goes.

"Coach knows my heart. I've been telling you guys, I wanted to play last week, but I understand my role too and try to encourage the guys, motivate the guys. That's why we just came from watching film and talking over stuff.

"I'm trying to pass knowledge as much as possible about the game, so we can be successful as a defense and as a secondary. I'm preparing always to play. Like I said, it's day-to-day, game-to-game."

The Texans play the Tennessee Titans this Sunday.

Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the VInce Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013
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