"I can tell you that it is close, but I can't say that it is the first game because I don't know," Reed said, per The Associated Press.
The Sideline View's John Harris watched Reed, the former Baltimore Ravens All-Pro, work on a side field last week and came away "not buying the fact that he'll be ready" to face the Chargers. Wrote Harris: "He winced when doing defensive back pedal and turn drills and didn't look comfortable doing anything other than running straight ahead."
Reed's return -- no matter what he says, no matter what the Texans say -- remains hazier than ever. Don't hold your breath.