Just a few weeks ago, it seemed unlikely that wide receiver DeVier Posey would start the season. On Sunday, head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed that Posey was poised to return on Monday.
"The biggest thing tomorrow, coming back on the field tomorrow, the two guys that we expect back from the field tomorrow when we go back to work are Posey and (T Brennan) Williams at this point," Kubiak said. "That's where we're at right now."
The second-year wide receiver had been pushing hard to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list.
"He has not missed a day," Kubiak said Wednesday. "He's been down there every morning throughout the offseason. He came to me about a month-and-a-half after his surgery, he said, 'Don't count me out, I'll make it to opening day.' He's holding up his end of the bargain. He's done a great job."
Throughout training camp, Posey was running routes and catching passes on the JUGS passing machine while the team practiced.
Posey makes his return just seven months after he tore his Achilles tendon in the AFC Division playoff game at New England on January 13. Posey had 3 receptions for 47 yards and one touchdown in Houston's playoff loss.