As was mentioned here not long ago, tight end Owen Daniels was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform List and is scheduled to appear when the Houston Texans kickoff their regular season in less than two weeks time. Even though Daniels won’t play in the Texans’ final preseason game this coming Thursday, Daniels was cleared to practice with his teammates after passing a physical. His first day back at practice was a solid one according to head coach Gary Kubiak:
“He took about 15 plays in practice, got to push ground a little bit, looked good,” said Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. “That’s a first step, probably take a few more each day, but you won’t see him on Thursday night [in a preseason game against Tampa Bay]. But he looks good.”
Daniels, who suffered a torn ACL midway through last season, has hauled in 207 receptions for 2,501 yards and 15 touchdowns during his four-year career with the Texans. With all the injuries sustained by the team’s playmakers, it’s welcome news that Matt Schaub should have Daniels at his disposal once the lights go on for real during the regular season.