After suffering a severe left Achilles tendon injury against the New England Patriots back on January 13th, Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey won't be 100% until mid season.
After a being drafted in the third round from Ohio State, Posey's work ethic paid off as he became the third wide receiver for the Texans around the middle of last season. His injury has placed his opportunity for a starting role in 2013 in serious jeopardy, and has opened up the position for other receivers like Keshawn Martin.
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak realized that the time table for Posey's return is realistic. “I think that’s probably a fair assessment right now, but he’s doing very well and has a bright future with our football team.”
The Texans could possibly use their draft pick on a wide receiver, but there is no guarantee that they will.
Owner and CEO Bob McNair has expressed, that his desire to continue to keep his core players intact while being able to draft well to complete the team. McNair believes his team can continue to compete with the elite of the AFC.
The Texans biggest challenge will be getting to the AFC title game in 2013, along with keeping Matt Schaub consistent for the season.