Texans TE James Casey set to return against Titans
“There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll play,” Casey said Monday after returning to practice exactly two weeks since undergoing surgery on his right knee. “It’s going to take something very severe to keep me from playing.”
While most of the
Casey has appeared in all but one game this season and has become a key special teams player for the
He’s looking forward to getting back on the field healthier and without the large brace he’s worn since the Oakland game.
“My knee was hurting to start with and then to have that big brace, my mobility was really cut down,” he said. “I’m really excited about getting that big brace off and being able to move around like I know I can.”
Dreessen will likely start against the
“(Casey) can do some things for us offensively,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “He’ll become a big part of what we’re doing here over the course of the next seven weeks.”
Casey hopes to team with Dreessen and Hill to fill the void left by Daniels.
“You can’t really replace Owen, but as a tight ends group hopefully we can work together to try to help replace what he was doing out there,” he said.
“I always thought he was a very talented guy,” Johnson said. “I think he has great hands. It’s great that he’s feeling better now and I’m pretty sure if he’s out on the field Monday night with us, he will help us out a whole lot.”
Casey honed his receiving skills in college but has been working on blocking since joining the
“I just want to be an all-around good tight end and whenever they give me chances just try to show them what I can do, show the