Oct 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans offensive tackle Derek Newton (75) blocks against the Baltimore Ravens in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Texans' Derek Newton, DeVier Posey Slowly Making Progress

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak met with Houston Chronicle reporters on Tuesday during NFL meetings to briefly discuss the state of the Texans.

Aside from adressing Glover Quin and Connor Barwin’s departures to Detroit and Philadelphia, Kubiak thinks right tackle Derek Newton should be ready for the practice field later this offseason when organized team activities start. Newton had major knee surgery earlier in February to repair his to patellar, and is expected to come back in as the Texans starter should he be healthy by Week 1.

All of this is interesting though. Newton appears to be one of several players who played through an injury last season – now needing some mend during the break. Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams was on the receiving end of shoulder surgery this time last year, and still struggled with nerve damage in 2012. Keep an eye on Newton’s overall strength next season.

Finally, Kubiak also commented on wide receiver DeVier Posey, who had surgery to repair a torn achilles. Kubiak told reporters Posey “won’t do anything in the offseason”.

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