Will he have much of an impact on the trajectory of the Houston Texans’ 2010 season? No, not likely, even though tight end Owen Daniels is presently injured. But this is what training camp is all about – paying attention to the unheralded and unknown guys battling it out for the final few precious roster spots on an NFL team. For the Texans, one such guy is James Casey, a second-year player that’s competing at three different positions (tight end, fullback and long snapper).
Head coach Gary Kubiak explained why guys like Casey help their own causes to make the roster by their reliable work ethic and versatility:
“When you’re starting to put a roster together of people you count on, he’s the poster child of that,” Kubiak said. “He’s got a situation where he’s got a chance to prove that he could start in this league. There is a lot to expect from James, from a lot of people around here. And I know he realizes that, too.”
Good luck to the fifth-rounder out of Rice as he tries to make the squad and get his NFL career started in earnest in 2010.