"Ed Reed's played long enough in this league and has done so many great things in this league that Ed Reed will let us know when Ed Reed is ready to go," Mattison said Thursday. "He's not a guy you have to question. Ed Reed will only go out and play if he thinks he can play well enough to help us win and to do what he has to do. Now Ed Reed will go out and practice and he'll continue to work on things and run the defenses and stuff like that, and if he feels like he's ready to go, then that'll be his decision, and we'll go from there. But him being out there, I want you to know there were a lot of smiles when you saw him standing back there. I said this before: I've only been with him for three years, but my God, he looks good out there."