Don’t Expect to See Derek Newton Before Training Camp

November 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tackle Derek Newton (75) attempts to defend Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey (94) during the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Scurfield of reported earlier today that Texans tackle Derek Newton will be out until training camp.

Newton had surgery this offseason to repair the patella tendon in his right knee, after missing two games in December during his second season with the team. All of this opens up some competition at right tackle now, as third round pick Brennan Williams could challenge for the starting spot.

More from Battle Red Blog on Newton’s injury here.


Topics: AFC South, Derek Newton, NFL, Texans

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