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.
Titans rookie receiver Justin Hunterremained sidelined with what is believed to be a hamstring strain, according to The Tennessean. Hunter has yet to practice with the Titans since getting drafted in April.
Colin McCarthy told The Tennessean he's still not quite healthy following offseason ankle surgery but that symptoms following a concussion have passed. If I had to put a percentage on it, Id say Im probably about 80 percent, McCarthy said Tuesday. I think the biggest issue Im having is just some of the acceleration, some of the cuts, some of the backpedals, just coming in and out of breaks. I dont feel 100 percent."
The Tennessean reports that Titans running back Javon Ringer is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery to repair an injury he suffered during the 2012 season. Ringer is expected to be fully healthy within a month, however. Ringer suffered a sprained MCL during the teams October 7 game against the Vikings, and the initial plan didnt call for surgery. He rehabbed the injury during the season, but was eventually placed on Injured Reserve after playing in just two games. Ringer, a fifth round pick by the team in 2009, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month. Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team would like to find a back to complement Chris Johnson more in 2013. Asked if the door is closed on Ringers return, he said: Not necessarily. But just like anybody else who has been injured, you have to take precaution there and you cant rely on guys who have missed time.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher was told Thursday that tight end Jared Cook felt he was underutilized in Tennessee. Fisher hopes that's not the case in St. Louis. What were getting from Jared out here is what we expected," Fisher said. "The balls going around, were matching him up, were creating mismatches, hes making plays. Whether he was or not, we feel like he can add a dimension to our offense that we dont have. Quarterback Sam Bradford is also impressed with Cook. Hes good. I dont know if you guys have noticed that, hes good," Bradford said. "Cook, hes been great so far. Just the added dimension. Hes a big body running down the middle of the field. Its going to be hard for people to match up with him. ... Its just going to give us the ability to open the playbook and kind of stretch the middle of the field and put stress on the defense in there.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker appears healthy heading into training camp. The Tennessean reports Locker hasn't missed a practice after recovering ahead of schedule from surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in January.