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Molden looks to next season


Cornerback Antwaun Molden fractured his leg last December and finished the season on the injured reserve list. He now is making the final push in his rehab and looking forward to getting back on the field. Molden spoke to Texans TV's Brooke Bentley about how the offseason is shaping up for him.

Brooke Bentley (Texans TV): Antwaun, you have been at Reliant Stadium rehabbing your leg. Very soon you will be taking off the walking boot you are wearing. How excited are you about that?

Antwaun Molden: I'm pretty excited. It's been a long process. I've been here working hard every day just to get back on the field.

Brooke Bentley: You've seen some other players here working out and gotten a chance to talk to them. You've seen Dunta Robinson. How's Dunta doing?

{QUOTE}Antwaun Molden: He's doing really good. He's here working out every day, putting the work in. So we are expecting big things from him this year.

Brooke Bentley: He will be back at corner. You have to be pretty excited about that because that corner corps is coming together really well.

Antwaun Molden: I think chemistry has to be one of the most important things, as far as the secondary goes. Everyone has to be on the same page. As far as us getting together, the same group for the last two years, I think that will be good for us.

Brooke Bentley: A year ago, you were at the NFL Scouting Combine. This year, you were watching it. What did you think of the cornerbacks who are coming out this year?

Antwaun Molden: There are some athletes in the group. I think, for the most part, time and statistics shows they are a bit rusty. I don't know if that has to do with preparation or just their athletic ability, but I thought those guys took a lot of heat. I know a few of them personally and I know they are going to be good.

Brooke Bentley: Did people talk to you about the inconsistencies the combine had with the clock? I was at the combine, and there was talk that the clockers were having issues with the 40-yard dash times.

Antwaun Molden: I think those were rumors. When you look at the receivers, they ran fast 40-yard dash times. They said the same thing last year. I can remember the same head guy sent me a letter talking about the turf. I mean, again, the same thing happened last year and it happened this year. I don't think there was a big difference.

Brooke Bentley: When you reflect back, what do you think you learned your rookie year?

Antwaun Molden: I definitely had fun, first and foremost. I thank God for that. I learned a lot. You have to be consistent. The game is crazy. It's fast out there. Again, I learned a lot; I could be out here all day talking about how much I learned. I just scratched the surface on things, but I learned a whole lot.

Brooke Bentley: Did you learn a lot from Dunta? Because he's a guy who has come back from an injury and come back very strong.

Antwaun Molden: I'll tell you what, I've learned a lot from Dunta and Will Demps and Nick Ferguson. I think those guys have been big brothers to me. They have carried me along, as far giving me information and letting my athletic ability do the rest.

Brooke Bentley: What have they said to you about coming back next season?

Antwaun Molden: They said, "Take your time and don't rush it." I think that's the most important thing and I'm going to do just that.

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