With all the draft talk, it may have slipped by that your Houston Texans began voluntary offseason conditioning yesterday. As you'd expect, Matt Schaub was there, and he gave an update as to how he's progressing from that nasty Lisfranc injury that ended his 2011 season (and that I will always believe was the reason the Texans did not play in the Super Bowl).So sayeth The Schaub:
Last week, Schaub returned to Charlotte, N.C., for a customary follow-up procedure to have screws removed from his surgically repaired foot that caused him to miss the last six regular-season games and two playoff games.
“All I know is come time for training camp, I’m going to be 100 percent ready to go, and that’s all that really matters in my mind,” he said. “Let the incisions heal up and move forward and keep going.
“I’m right on schedule. I have a lot of time left to get ready, and there’s no doubt I will be ready.”
Meanwhile, Schaub will be working with a new right side of his line in Caldwell and Butler, the latter of whom has four career starts and was on injured reserve for most of last season.
“I’m very confident in what they can do,” Schaub said. “They’re guys that have played in this system, so they have experience. I’m looking forward to just getting them out there and getting a more integral role in what we’re doing.”
Graham, who had one catch in his first two seasons, should get a lot more chances with Dreessen gone. Dreessen had 28 receptions and six touchdowns last season.
“Garrett’s very versatile,” Schaub said. “Watching him for two years, what he can do and his skill set, I think it suits what we do as an offense really well.
“I’m very comfortable working with him and throwing to him. I understand his route-running just from working with him for two years now. I have a lot of confidence in Garrett.”