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October 16, 2011; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Texans tackle Derek Newton (75) warms up prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Texans Wrap Up Day Two of Camp


The Texans completed day two of camp on Saturday, wrapping up a practice that saw more Arian Foster calf talk, a lot of speculation surrounding how good cornerback Johnathan Joseph may be this season, and Andre Johnson’s views on the Texans potential Super Bowl window.

Here’s a few tweets to get you up to speed:

So after all of that, by far the biggest story to emerge out of day two was Foster’s timetable for his return. But according to CSNHouston.com, that timetable doesn’t really exist, even though no one expects him to sit on the PUP list for too much longer.

“Sometimes muscle injuries can linger,” Foster told James Palmer. “You can’t play through it. It’s not like a broken collarbone. I’ve played through a lot of things. This is something you can’t and there’s no reason to right now. So I’m just going to take my time and when I feel 100 percent ready, I’ll be back.”

In the mean time, it looks as if Ben Tate is receiving some good reps, and if Foster is confident in his starting abilities, all the better.

Away from Foster though, perhaps the best news to come out of day two was on defense. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph has apparently found a new interest in yoga thanks to his wife, and finds the high amount of stretching beneficial after having his groin and hernia problems surgically fixed earlier in the offseason.

 “We spent a lot of time doing yoga together,” Joseph told the Houston Chronicle, “and I think it’s paying off for me. I did a lot more stretching than I’ve ever done before. It’s going to help.”

If yoga has helped Joseph, it could be wise to pass on a few tips to right tackle Derek Newton, who is said to have participated in only half of the drills today, despite hearing reports on Friday that his injured knee was 100 per cent and ready to go.  The details are a little hazy on this at the moment, but David Quessenberry has been receiving a lot of work in the first two days as a result.

The Texans will chuck on the pads tomorrow, so you can expect a lot more interesting stories going forward, especially since we haven’t heard much from Matt Schaub and are still awaiting a real glimpse at Brian Cushing. Ed Reed still remains in a hush about his injury, but is at least showing some of the younger guys a thing or two about leadership. More to come from day three on Sunday.

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