Texans' Justin Reid concussed, Desmond King is not

Texans veteran starting safety Justin Reid suffered a concussion and didn't return to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Reid's concussion was confirmed after the game by coach David Culley.

Texans starting cornerback Desmond King was evaluated for a concussion after his tackle on Seahawks tight end Gerald Everett on a touchdown pass, but he was cleared and returned to play. Signed to a one-year, $5 million contract during the offseason, King is a former Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers starter who has been selected to one Pro Bowl.

King hustled and delivered a perfect form tackle to nearly prevent a touchdown pass. Everett was ruled as having scored following an instant replay review, a close call that King prompted with an impressive solo tackle on the tight end.

A former third-round draft pick from Stanford, Reid is in the final year of his contract and not expected to return as a free agent. Reid has 49 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble in 11 games this season.

Reid is one of the few standouts on a 2-11 squad.

Reid was inactive against the New York Jets due to a heated exchange with Culley during a team meeting and an argument with wide receiver Chris Conley in that meeting, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly, Reid emphasized that he's leaving the situation in the past.

"Yeah what's happened happened, had a difference of opinion and we're putting it behind us, you know what I mean," Reid said prior to a loss to the Indianapolis Colts. "I always pride myself on my professionalism. He is a professional. These things happen in locker rooms."

Reid isscheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2022 after his four-year, $4.063 million rookie contract expires. Reid is being paid a $2.433 million base salary this year.

The younger brother of former Pro Bowl safety Eric Reid, Reid has seven career interceptions.

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