While visiting the President at the White House with his former Ravens teammates, new Texans safety Ed Reed admitted to the Ravens' official team website that he could miss some games thanks to his injured hip. He had surgery for it after signing with Houston and needs up to three months of recovery time. "I plan on being back for Week 1," Reed said. "But as you've known me for the longest time, Im going to be smart about my injuries and make sure Im there for the later part of the season when the team really needs me."
The Houston Chronicle reports that Texans receiver DeVier Posey is closer than hes ever been to returning to participation. Posey suffered a torn Achilles in January and had surgery four and a half months ago. I should be out on the field next week doing drills and getting acclimated to the heat and getting my foot on that solid ground again, Posey said. Posey has attended OTAs while only being able to watch from the sidelines. Were making a decision on him at the end of camp because of the PUP and those type of things, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. Hes doing everything he can. Hes going to come back and hes going to play for us next year. How early is the question.
Arian Foster told FOXSports.com he would "more than likely" be ready for training camp after straining his calf in late May. Its just a small calf strain," he said of the injury. "News is dry in the offseason, so it made headlines."
Texans linebacker Brooks Reed was present at the team's OTA workouts following offseason groin surgery. He's been lifting weights and running hard for the past three weeks without issue according to Comcast Sportsnet.
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing believes he'll be cleared to resume football activities on July 17 following a check-up with noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. Cushing is working his way back from a torn left ACL suffered last October.
The Lions official team website reports that the biggest surprise of the offseason was receiver Ryan Broyles. Broyles participated fully in minicamp despite the fact that he's less than six months removed from ACL surgery. The report says "he wasn't just out there running around. He was making plays across the middle of the field and really looked good." Broyles is still not 100 percent, but "he is poised for a breakout season."
Lions safety Louis Delmas (knee) did not participate in the start of the team's minicamp and will not participate at all according to coach Jim Schwartz. "He has to be able to be patient enough to work through [his injury] and give it enough time to heal," Schwartz said. "And then youve got to take it as that comes, and you cant get ahead of yourself. But Lous working hard. Hell be back on the field for us sometime, but its not going to be this minicamp."
The Detroit News reports Lions receiver Nate Burleson was able to practice during OTAs this week, which was a surprise. "I wasn't supposed to; I was told not to (practice)," said Burleson, who wasn't supposed to be back from leg surgery until July. "But it's like I always told you guys, if I can walk I can run, and if I can run I can play." Burleson took part in all the drills, including 7-on-7s. "It's as healed up as it's going to get," he said. "The good thing about being out there is I am playing at a high level and I am not 100 percent. When it gets stronger and I get endurance back in it, I will be back to playing with extreme confidence."
After a tumultuous couple of seasons in Detroit, the Lions released receiver Titus Young in February, and it's telling that there hasn't been much, if any, interest in the talented, yet troubled receiver. Getting arrested twice in a 15-hour span probably won't help. But that's where Young found himself Sunday, according to the Oakland Press, when he was handcuffed a little after midnight for suspicion of DUI and again at about 2:22 p.m. when Young allegedly was trying to retrieve his black Mustang from a tow company yard. He has been charged with burglary in his second arrest after police say he was trying to take back the car that was impounded after his first arrest.
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said running back Jahvid Best could spend the 2013 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list if he is still not cleared to practice after suffering multiple concussions in the 2011 season. Best is still holding out hope that he can play football again.