Dan Quinn has announced that
Reed sat out most of the offseason with the issue, but did play sparingly in two exhibition games.
He contributed to 41 tackles and added 3 1/2 sacks for Houston in 2014.
Quinn added surgery might be an option for the veteran linebacker, who signed a five-year deal with Atlanta in March.
“We certainly are concerned,” Quinn said. “We’re just trying to get it right in terms of him getting the strength back to feel like it’s just in the right spot. It certainly is (a concern) for us. He’s got such toughness and edge-setting pressure. So we’re just trying to get him where he’s feeling at his best.”
Freeman hurt his hamstring on Aug. 6 and has not played in any of the team's preseason contests. It's not clear if Freeman will play in the team's final game Thursday.
"He ran it well today," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. "Limited reps, but it was awesome to see him."
Jones is fresh off a season in which he caught 104 passes for 1,593 yards and six touchdowns for Atlanta.
Terms of the deal are expected to include $47 million in guaranteed money.