DeVier Posey: Could this be ‘the year?’


Nov 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson (26) tackles Houston Texans wide receiver DeVier Posey (11) during the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Last season is in the rear-view mirror for Houston Texans wide receiver DeVier Posey, as he’s said on Sunday: ‘I was just dealing with the present.’

Posey played in 14 games last season, catching 15 passes for 155 yards. He averaged 10.3 yards per reception. His longest reception was on Oct. 20 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

One problem with Posey, who recovered from an achilles injury last offseason, was he was targeted just 25 times, though he didn’t play in the final two games of the season.

In ’13 Posey had three games where he recorded three receptions, but for no more yards than 34 yards in any of those games.

With this being just his third season, Posey has plenty room to grow within the Texans.

For his career he has 21 receptions for 242 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown.

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After the second day of training camp, Posey said the following to the Houston media (with quotes provided by the Texans media department:

"“Last year, I had a deal that was on my plate and soaked up each moment and just learned from each opportunity that I had. This year I just tried to take the same approach with being physically healthy, so I’m just trying to soak in each month and each opportunity to get better for myself and work on my game.”"

My thoughts on Posey, who played college football at Ohio State, are the same as I thought before last season … He still can be a good receiver in the NFL. Posey has talent, and he seems to be recovered from the achilles injury fully.

I’m considering last season a wash with the ineffective offense of the Texans.

There was the recovering of the achilles injury, the firing of a head coach and the uncertainly at quarterback the Texans had last year with two different starters in Matt Schaub and Case Keenum, as well as  T.J. Yates also playing in two games in 2013.

I also believe this could be a “make-or-break” season for Posey with the Texans.

I’m intrigued to see what he does this season to show improvement over what he’s done thus far in his NFL career. Let’s all hope he can stay healthy and possibly reach his potential in the NFL.