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Reed (groin) was a full participant in Saturday's practice and is listed as probable for Monday night's game against the Steelers.

Coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that Reed should be ready to play Monday night, and Saturday's injury report confirms that belief.

Brooks Reed LB HOU 5 Months

Reed (groin) was a limited participant at Friday's practice, CSN Houston reports.

Head coach Bill O'Brien said Reed "should be good to go" for Monday night's game against the Steelers.

Brooks Reed LB HOU 5 Months

Reed (groin) missed practice Thursday, CSN Houston reports.

Head coach Bill O'Brien said there's a "shot" Reed will be able to play Monday night against the Steelers.

Brooks Reed LB HOU 5 Months

Reed, who suffered a groin injury in last Thursday's loss to the Colts, is no longer limping, the Houston Chronicle reports.

A quick recovery for Reed, who was limping around the locker room the day after the game. It appears he has a good chance to play this week when the Texans travel to Pittsburgh for a Monday night game.

Brooks Reed LB HOU 5 Months

Reed suffered a groin injury during Thursday night's loss to the Colts, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Head coach Bill O'Brien is optimistic, but described Reed as "in the day-to-day category." With another nine days before Houston plays Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football in Week 7, there's still some time for Reed to heal up. Through six games, Reed has 17 tackles, one sack and one interception.

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Reed had five tackles and a sack while earning a game ball after Week 1's win over Washington, CSN Houston reports.

Many of the post-game questions focused on the knee injury to Jadeveon Clowney, but head coach Bill O'Brien abruptly changed the subject to Reed's effort. "Brooks Reed played one of the better games that I've seen an outside linebacker play (recently). He went out there and played a very disciplined game, got good pressure on the quarterback, played good against the run game," said O'Brien.

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Reed will start at outside linebacker in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals, the Texans' official site reports.

Reed, who has been working out at both inside and outside linebacker, will open preseason as the starting strong-side backer. The Texans are pretty deep at outside linebacker with Reed, Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus all expected to see action this season.

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The Texans have moved Brooks Reed to inside linebacker, as expected.

One of new coach Bill O'Brien's mottos is "the more you can do." Reed could be a Tedy Bruschi-like player under ex-Patriots DC Romeo Crennel, with flexibility to play either inside or outside. In base packages, expect Reed to line up next to Brian Cushing, with Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus on the edges. In Houston's "sub" defenses, Reed will give Houston a lot of pass-rush options.

Brooks Reed LB HOU 10 Months2 Comments

The Texans have again talked to OLB Brooks Reed about moving to inside linebacker.

Houston has been giving Reed training camp reps inside for the past few years. After the selection of Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 overall, now is likely the time Reed actually makes the transition. The Texans have a gaping hole next to ILB Brian Cushing. Clowney and Whitney Mercilus will man the outside spots. Reed has proven to be an adequate run defender throughout his career.

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The Texans are giving Brooks Reed reps at inside linebacker at OTAs.

An outside linebacker his first two NFL seasons and a defensive end at Arizona, Reed is getting a look at the opening next to Brian Cushing. The Texans could pull this off if and only if one of rookies Sam Montgomery and Trevardo Williams emerges as a starter on the outside. We wouldn't bet on that happening in 2013.