Colts linebacker Pat Angerer might be out until the start of training camp after undergoing a second surgery to fix a broken bone in his right foot. He said his foot feels better now than it did all last year, according to the Indianapolis Star.
When asked about his running backs Colts head coach Chuck Pagano conceded that Vick Ballard was the primary option but that Donald Brown would be in the mix. He even went as far as to call him a "home-run hitter" while expressing thankfulness for his health. "Donnies in great shape and healthy and looks fantastic to this point in the offseason program," Pagano said. "Can Vick be an every-down guy? Yeah. Can Donnie be an every-down guy? Yeah. They are different types of runners and are more than capable on third down, knowing the protections and picking up blitzers and being effective once they get out to catch the football and doing those things out of the backfield."
In an interesting interview with Sports Illustrated it was revealed that receiver Austin Collie might not run at full speed until October as he makes his way back from a ruptured right patellar tendon suffered in 2012. He's also upset with the stigma that he's concussion prone. "Honestly, it's getting to me. It's getting frustrating to deal with the perception, and this is like the first time I've admitted that," Collie said. "... Obviously from the public's view it's going to take a few years of not having anything go wrong, because if it does, people are going to be like, 'Oh, this kid's fragile again.' ... But when you really look at my career, for three of my four years in the league, I've had over 50 catches and 500 yards, and 2011 was the only year I suffered in the touchdown category, playing with three or four different quarterbacks. People think I've been gone the past three years because of concussions, or that all I've been doing is getting hurt. I can't do anything about the perception. All I'm looking for is a chance, because it's been kind of a perfect storm type of situation I've been dealing with. I'm ready for my luck to change."
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.