Injured Posey could have been No. 2 WR

Injured Posey could have been No. 2 WR
January 16, 2013, 8:00 am
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Earlier this season, Texans’ wideout DeVier Posey talked about how tough it was to sit out during most of his senior season at Ohio State.

But after missing most of that year and sitting out for a good portion of his first NFL season while he tried to prove he was ready to play for the Texans in games. And it looked like he had.

Posey caught three passes for 47 yards and a touchdown before leaving the Texans’ playoff matchup against the Patriots with a torn Achilles tendon. It’s an injury that will require surgery and plenty of months of rehabilitation.

“It’s a big blow,” head coach Gary Kubiak said in his end-of-the-season news conference. “You just feel bad for the kid because I think he had put himself in a position to come back here next year and push for a starting spot on this football team with his play over the course of the last five or six weeks.

“I just feel really bad for him. We’re still in an evaluation process here. We know he has an Achilles that has to be repaired. Now there are different levels of how they’re repaired and whether we’re talking about six months or eight months. So we’re going to sit here and hope for the best right now, but obviously it’s a big blow to a young player who has a bright future.”

Posey came on stronger as the season went on. He ended up with six catches in the regular season for 87 yards and didn’t score a touchdown. But he started to get increased reps and even got near as many snaps as veteran Kevin Walter in a few games.

It looked like Posey was setting himself up to start opposite Pro Bowler Andre Johnson but now that is on hold. His entire career is on hold.

It will likely force the Texans to find another wide receiver in the offseason, whether through the draft, free agency or trade. This year’s crop of free-agent wide receivers includes some big names like Victor Cruz, Dwayne Bowe and Danny Amendola.

“Well you’re always looking for playmakers,” Kubiak said. “This game comes down to making plays, and no bigger example than last night. You watch that football game, you watch the film and I see the opportunities that we had to make plays and like I said, we made some, and there’s a lot of them we just did not make.”

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