DeVier Posey close to return

Right after he tore his Achilles tendon in January, receiver DeVier Posey told coach Gary Kubiak he'd be ready in time for Week 1 of this season.

Kubiak looked at him like he was crazy.

"I was in a wheelchair," Posey said with a chuckle. "I went from a wheelchair to a scooter to crutches to a walking boot to a shoe to a heel lift. I just was constantly telling the guys I'll be ready for the regular season."

It's looking more and more like that will be the case. Kubiak said after practice Wednesday that Posey is very close to coming off the physically unable to perform list. In fact, it could happen next week.

Asked if he would be ready for the Texans' season opener in San Diego, Posey said his doctor was comfortable with that.

"I can almost dunk now," Posey said. "It's pretty amazing."

It's a remarkable recovery, considering the Texans never expected to have Posey by the beginning of the regular season.

Posey's surgery to repair the Achilles tendon was Jan. 18.

There was a moment when Posey wondered if he'd ever be the same again, but then he started doing some Googling and learned about how other professional football players have recovered from their injuries. He watched some of the Ravens' Terrell Suggs, who made his return in five months and did it against the Texans last year.

Posey's injury was a big part of why receiver became such a need for the Texans this offseason. With him healthy, the Texans' depth at WR gets a major boost.