Williams takes first steps

Texans receiver Harry Williams took his first steps since he injured his neck and spine Aug. 22 during a preseason game against Dallas.

Williams has been recovering from a lengthy surgery to fuse together his cervical spine and was able to walk by himself Thursday morning at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Doctors have said that it's unlikely Williams will be able to play football again, but the receiver said he is thankful he is walking.

Williams was on the New York Jets and New York Giants squads in 2005 before signing with the Texans in 2006. During the preseason, head coach Gary Kubiak called him the team's best player on special teams.

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