Posey still ‘a few weeks away’ from normal

Posey still ‘a few weeks away’ from normal
September 14, 2013, 2:00 pm
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DeVier Posey did the improbable last Monday, playing in the Texans’ regular season opener against the Chargers.

Posey tore his Achilles in the playoff loss to the Patriots on Jan. 13 but was able to return for the start of the season to avoid being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would have forced him to miss at least the first six games of the 2013 season.

“He’s doing good. He’s not all the way back yet,” head coach Gary Kubiak said on Friday. “We knew that, but I think he’s getting very close. Last week, there weren’t a lot of offensive plays for him. Most of his plays came on special teams, but his practice this week was the best he’s had. I think he’s probably a few weeks away from being totally back and his confidence, and what he’s doing, physical shape, running all the routes and everything. But I feel better about him each day we go out.”

Posey was in for six offensive snaps against the Chargers and had seven more on special teams. Posey would have had a chance to be the Texans’ No. 2 receiver but after his injury, they drafted DeAndre Hopkins and he’s the starter opposite Andre Johnson.

“It felt good,” Posey said about his first regular season game back. “I felt like I worked really hard to get to that point and, right now, it’s just about sharpness of things and getting better, just trying to be a better player and take those steps forward. I feel healthy and I’m starting to make my routes look better and get off the ball a little bit faster.”

Posey said right now he’s focusing on getting back into football shape, working on his cut angles and other fine tuning. He said those types of things need to be worked out in 11-on-11 situations; he couldn’t do that on his own.

“It’s the second week of the season and I’m just going to continue to do what I do, just work and keep my head down, keep my blinders on,” Posey said. “I’m working hard and getting my routes better. That can show the coaches that I can help and show them I’m sharpening my game.”