Texans safety Justin Reid has kicking ambitions

Growing up in Louisiana, Justin Reid loved to play soccer.

Reid credits soccer for helping him to develop a strong leg, but he eventually gravitated toward football and followed the footsteps of his older brother, former Pro Bowl safety Eric Reid.

During training camp, the Texans starting safety has been practicing his field goals as a hobby. He's had his moments during practices and warming up before games, but Texans kicker Kai'mi Fairbairn is in no danger of losing his job.

Reid would love to get the opportunity to kick in a preseason game.

“I hope so, man, I hope so," Reid said. "I hope I never have to in the sense that Ka'imi is always there, because he's clearly the best kicker on the team. But it would be a dream of mine to actually kick an extra point.”

Reid has lobbied the coaching staff for a shot. Whether it ever happens remains unclear and perhaps a long shot.

“Oh, yeah," Reid said. "They humor me a little bit and say, ‘Maybe one day.’”

Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 seasons, including the Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. He has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He’s on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128.

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