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OTAs open up today for the Houston Texans and one of the big storylines heading into them are the injuries the team is dealing with. There have been offseason surgeries the team has dealt with and a few injuries that will effect the roster heading into week one.
Here is a look at some injuries to watch moving forward.
The drafted rookie right tackle took a mini-camp scare to his knee when he was rolled up on in drills. Williams is scheduled to get some important snaps with Derek Newton out for OTAs, but it will be interesting to see how much Williams is able to do when OTAs open up. Williams has the skills set to push for a starting position in 2013 but his knee injury could put him watching from the sidelines.
An achilles injury in the Divisional playoff game versus the New England Patriots. There were rumors of him being ready for camp but those rumors have died. Now it looks like Posey will start the season on the PUP list and give him time to get healthy. Posey could have been a great piece for the 2013 season but he will have an upward climb to get back to a healthy player. Texans fans need to remember how long it took former Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans to get fully healthy from his achilles injury. It will be a process for the team to get him back and productive for the team.
Off season surgery in January on his groin that he injured in the Thanksgiving game versus the Detroit Lions that caused him to miss 4 games. Reed has deemed himself 100% for the upcoming season, which could include a possible position change. Reed is an important part of the defense and having him healthy is important for the success of the run defense. A healthy Reed makes the Texans a better team and having him the leader of the outside linebackers in an important factor for the 2013 season.
The starting right tackle is out with a knee injury that required off-season surgery and will make him miss OTAs. Newton will be the penciled in starter at right tackle but will have to work hard to keep the competition from taking his position. Heading into his third season as a Texans, this is a big year for his overall development as a player. Newton did some things well in 2012 but he has to take his game to another level for the offense to take the next step, especially in the run game.
Fullback ,Tyler Clutts, #40 Houston Texans
A forgotten player for the Texans, the fullback Clutts played the majority of last season with a sports hernia that also required off-season surgery. Expected to take over the fullback position when he was traded prior to the opening of the 2012 season for Sherrick McManis, Clutts played nothing more than special teams. He has a crowded fullback group now with the arrival of Greg Jones and rookie Zach Boren. Clutts’ spot on the roster will be under the microscope.
The biggest question mark heading into the season, and he is currently the starter next to Brian Cushing. Sharpton said at the beginning of the offseason that he felt good and was ready to go but last week the defensive coordinator made it known that Sharpton has not been cleared by doctors to resume his rehab. The veteran has ended his previous three seasons on the injured reserve with a shoulder, quadricep and a hip and now this season is not starting off the best. With an already thin inside linebacker position group, this is still the biggest concern for the Texans’ defense.
The prize free agent for the Texans, but a torn labrum in his hip has caused some questions on if the Texans knew about this injury. This was the same surgery Reed had in 2010 that caused him to miss 6 games, but there has been no real definitive answers on Reed’s injury. Reed is supposed to be the missing link in the secondary and the leader for an already impressive secondary. The safety position lacked any real ball hawks but Reed should be that guy, but there has been talk about Reed starting the season on the PUP list. Time will tell but this is a big story heading into OTAs.
The heart and soul of the Texans defense, Cushing is ready to make his comeback after tearing his ACL on an illegal block. The defense took a turn for the worst after he went out and the group lost their edge and speed on the field. It would be wise to see Cushing take it slow during OTAs and training camp, but with him sitting out for an extended amount of time it might be important to see where Cushing is at health wise. There is news that Cushing is moving full speed and ready for the season, which is a big boost for the team.
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