According to Nick Scurfield and Drew Dougherty of HoustonTexans.com, who were on the ground for Kubiak’s post-practice presser, James Andrews has declared TE Owen Daniels fully recovered from his ACL surgery and has given his time-table the go-ahead.
Daniels will miss the entire preseason per his recovery schedule, but will be available for Week One in Indy barring any setbacks.
I’m a little nervous about the possibility of throwing Daniels out there against the Colts right away without an opportunity to knock the rust off, especially since the blocking of Joel Dreessen might make him a better play against the Colts considering how good their edge-rushers, Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, are. That said, it’s hard to find much bad news here. Daniels is an important weapon in the Texans’ passing attack and was on his way to the best season, statistically, of his career before he was hurt in Buffalo.