Houston Texans Injury News: WR DeVier Posey To Start Season On PUP List

He's PUP. - David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

With the selection of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, this bit of news becomes a bit easier to swallow.

No need to bury the lead here. Take it away, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.

This is not surprising news, seeing as Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak alluded to this more than a month ago at the NFL Annual Meetings in Phoenix.

"I think what we’re looking at in DeVier is a middle-of-the-season possible player next year," Kubiak said. "I think that’s probably a fair assessment right now, but he’s doing very well and has a bright future with our football team."

Even if the Texans had not gone wide receiver in the first, Posey surely would have been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. With DeAndre Hopkins now a Texan, Houston has no need (if there ever was one) to rush Posey back from injury. They can potentially avoid a situation like Darryl Sharpton's last year, where a player comes back from serious injury too soon. Posey will be able to heal, rehab, and come back right so he, Hopkins, and Keshawn Martin can begin developing together for the future.

Barring a veteran coming in, it looks like DeAndre Hopkins and LeStar Jean will "battle" (winkwinknudgenudge) for the vacant second receiver spot across from All-Galaxy receiver Andre Johnson.

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