The Houston Texans will activate safety Ed Reed from the physically unable to perform list on Saturday, ESPN.com reported Friday.
Reed has been on the PUP list throughout training camp and the preseason while he recovers from April surgery to repair a partly torn labrum.
It's unclear whether Reed will be ready to play in the Texans' regular-season opener against San Diego on Sept. 9.
"He'll be back (Saturday) and we're hoping to do some field drills on Monday and Tuesday with our extra days, with him, with (head trainer Geoff Kaplan)," coach Gary Kubiak said of Reed, according to the report. "So we'll probably make a quick decision early in the week, Monday or Tuesday on his availability for San Diego. But we're sitting here hoping and we'll see how that goes."
Meanwhile, the Texans plan to limit running back Arian Foster's carries in the opener.
Foster has missed the entire preseason while recovering from a calf and back injuries.
"Obviously I don't think Arian is going to be a 30-carry guy opening night without camp," Kubiak said. "But he got good work last week. This is going to be a good week for him because we've actually got two extra days that can get us a couple extra padded practices before we start our week. Us opening on Monday should be beneficial to Arian, but we know (backup running back) Ben (Tate) is ready to go. He's had a great preseason and between the two of them, we've got to do it well. We obviously have to sit there and have a plan for Arian, being his first time out."