Reid (ribs) was ruled out for Saturday's wild-card game against Indianapolis.
Reid sustained the injury during the first half and was originally designated questionable to return. Andre Hal is set to see an increased role at safety alongside Tyrann Mathieu.
Reid is questionable to return to Saturday's wild-card game against the Colts with a rib injury.
Reid suffered the injury in the middle of the second quarter and received the questionable designation after being examined at halftime. Andre Hal should see increased snaps at safety as long as Reid remains sidelined.
Reid had a poor tackling day in the 32-30 loss to Philadelphia in Week 16, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Reid has been a sound tackler throughout much of his rookie season, tying for seventh among safeties in tackling efficiency (first among rookies), per Pro Football Focus. However, against the Eagles, Reid failed to lock up Darren Sproles at the goal line on a touchdown catch, then later missed Alshon Jeffrey on a 52-yard reception. Coach Bill O'Brien addressed the rookie's technique on the missed tackles, but noted it was correctable. Reid ranks fifth on the Texans with 83 combined tackles and tied for second with 68 solo.
Reid had four tackles (three solo), two passes defensed and forced a fumble in Sunday's 29-13 win over Cleveland.
Reid's hustle play, when he chased down Cleveland's Antonio Callaway and stripped the ball just before Callaway reached the end zone, resulted in a turnover. It was the fourth time in the last five games he's had a hand in a turnover, including a pick-six Week 11 against Washington. The rookie used injuries to others in secondary to get increased playing time and continues to see a significant amount of snaps after the injured players returned.
Reid has played 99.1 percent of the defensive snaps over the last five games.
Reid has emerged as an every-down player for the Texans, taking advantage of injuries in the secondary to hasten his development. He's started six of 10 games, registering 52 tackles (42 solo) and three interceptions, including one he returned 101 yards for a touchdown in a Week 11 win over Washington. The rookie third-round pick out of Stanford told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle that he uses the draft-day snub as motivation. "It's definitely a chip on my shoulder, and I leave it there," Reid said. "I don't live in the past. I move forward to the future, but I feed off of my emotional energy. When 31 teams passed on me twice, it left a pretty big chip and I'm going to continue to leave it there." His level of play earned him a spot on Pro Football Focus' midseason All-Rookie team. Whether by motivation or opportunity, the younger brother of former NFL Pro Bowler Eric Reid is thriving as part of Houston's eighth-ranked pass defense.
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