Texans activate Ed Reed from PUP list

Updated: August 31, 2013

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – The Houston Texans activated nine-time Pro
Bowl safety Ed Reed from the physically unable to perform list and released 20
players, including veteran cornerback Elbert Mack, in a series of moves
designed to get their roster to the NFL-mandated limit of 53 for the start of
the 2013 season.

Reed, 34, signed a three-year, $15 million contract this offseason but
underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a small labral tear in his hip. Had
Reed stayed on the PUP list, he would not have been able to play for the first
six weeks of the season.

Mack signed with the Texans this offseason after posting 14 tackles and an
interception with the Saints last season. Signed as an undrafted free agent by
the Buccaneers in 2008, Mack has 103 tackles and six interceptions in 65
career games.

Others that were released were defensive ends Keith Browner and Delano
Johnson, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler
Clutts, linebackers Cameron Collins and Mike Mohamed, wide receivers Andy
Cruse and EZ Nwachukwu, guard/centers Tyler Horn and Alex Kupper, running
backs Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim, safeties Orhian Johnson and Jawanza
Starling; defensive linemen Daniel Muir and Chris Jones, and offensive tackle
Nate Menkin.

In addition, the Texans placed wide receiver Alan Bonner, offensive tackle
Brennan Williams and linebacker Trevardo Williams on the reserve/injured list
and waived defensive tackle David Hunter and wide receiver Mike Smith with an
injury settlement.

Brennan Williams and Trevardo Williams were the Texans’ third-round and
fourth-round picks, respectively, in this April’s draft. Bonner was the second
of four sixth-round selections.

The Texans start the 2013 regular season on Sept. 9 on the road against the
San Diego Chargers.