No need to bury the lead here. Take it away, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.
Texans WR DeVier Posey, who tore his left Achilles vs New England in January, will open this season on the PUP list, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2013
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.