Houston Texans buy Ed Reed a walker for his 35th birthday
If it feels like Houston Texans safety Ed Reed has been around forever in the NFL, that’s probably because he has been. Reed’s 35th (I know, right?) birthday on Wednesday was a reminder for all of us that time flies. He has yet to make his debut with the Houston Texans yet as he recovers from a hip injury, which made the birthday gift his new teammates got him all the more appropriate.
Reed walked into the locker room on Wednesday to find a rather large present next to his locker wrapped in colorful paper. He unwrapped it to find a gag gift.
Look at what the Texans gave Ed Reed for his 35th birthday. Is he going to be a bust, and will he finally contribute? pic.twitter.com/SldPGz4yoJ
— Greg Hurst (@GregHurstKHOU) September 12, 2013
“It’s a platinum walker,” Reed said, via The Houston Chronicle.
Don’t worry, the 12-year veteran was also given a classy birthday cake with a Hall of Fame jacket on it. But the walker stole the show.
“Because his birthday’s on 9-11, we were asking him, like, ‘Where were you at on 9-11? And he was like, he was in college in his senior year,” cornerback Johnathan Joseph said. “And I was, like, ‘Wow, I was a junior in high school.’ So, yeah, it is funny.”
As they say, it’s the thought that counts. Reed may be an old man, but the Texans are hoping to have him back and healthy in the near future. He could give their defense a much-needed boost.