Posey: 'Good to be one of the guys again'

Posey: 'Good to be one of the guys again'
August 30, 2013, 8:00 am
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Posey after his first game action in 7 months

DeVier Posey tore his Achilles tendon in the Texans' playoff loss in mid-January.

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After more than seven months of rehab, DeVier Posey played in a football game on Thursday night.

Posey caught two passes for 18 yards in his first game action since last January, as the Texans beat the Cowboys in the final presesaon game on Thursday night.

“There was a lot of hard work to get to this point," Posey said. "It was a small celebration. It was good to be one of the guys again.”

In the playoff loss to New England last season, Posey tore his Achilles in the fourth quarter. He returned to practice almost exactly on the seven-month anniversary of his surgery.

“It’s been a long time," Posey said. "I’ve been really fortunate to miss any real time. It’s a testament to our training staff and how we worked together. They push me. I just wanted to come in and work hard … The part of my job that I had to do this offseason was to get healthy. I just wanted to show them I could do my job.”

The first play of the game went Posey's way and he caught it but the second-year wideout from Ohio State was called for an offensive pass interference. Posey's biggest play came on a 15-yard slant pass from Case Keenum.

Kubiak said Posey played 14 snaps on Thursday night. He wanted him to touch the ball early and get tackled. Kubiak said the season opener will be like Posey's second preseason game.

"If he comes back and plays 20-25 plays this week, three weeks from now he should able to play all we need him to play," Kubiak said. "I just think his confidence will keep going forward."