It didn't take long after the Texans' 16-13 win over the Tampa Bay Bucs in the preseason finale Thursday night for head coach Gary Kubiak to field a question about Domanick Davis.
The rusher's status has been in question for a few days ever since reports spread that the Texans might release their returning rushing leader. Kubiak squashed those rumors on Tuesday, but he didn't say what the team would do with Davis, who has been sidelined the majority of the preseason with a sore left knee.
In an interview with Bob Allen from KTRK tonight, Davis said it's his meniscus that is causing him problems. He admitted that his left knee is almost bone-on-bone. That's not good news for Texans fans, but if anyone has the will to play through pain, it is Davis, who went from 2003 fourth-round draft pick to 2003 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
In any case, Davis, Kubiak, general manager Rick Smith, team doctors and head athletic trainer Kevin Bastin met this afternoon around 4 p.m. to discuss the future of the Texans' all-time leading rusher.
Kubiak had this to say about it.
"We all sat down and talked about where (Domanick is) at right now," Kubiak said at his post-game press conference. "We had a very good discussion. It went very well. There's some more work to do in that regard, and we're going to do that over the next two days. But the initial meeting was very good."
Asked whether a determination has been made on Davis' future, Kubiak reiterated his prior comments.
"No, that didn't take place," he said. "Like I said, we still have some more work to do from that standpoint."
Kubiak didn't clarify what he meant by "more work to do," but it's likely the team will perform more tests to see the extent of Davis' injury.
Since cutting Davis has been ruled out, the Texans have two options. They can either include Davis on the 53-man roster, or place him on the reserve/injured list.
Keep checking back to HoustonTexans.com for the official decision.