After a full-team practice on Friday afternoon, Texans coach Gary Kubiak updated reporters on the progress of injured tight end Owen Daniels.
"He's doing pretty good," Kubiak said. "He's upped his rehab on his sore (right) knee. He's taken some steps forward. Like I said before, it will probably be a good week-and-a-half before we know where he stands. Right now, it's very positive."
Daniels is currently on the active/Physically Unable to Perform list as he continues to recover from the torn right ACL he suffered on Nov. 1 at Buffalo. The 2008 Pro Bowler said last week that he expects to be ready to go for the month of September and could see himself playing in a game with only a couple of weeks' worth of practices.
"The whole plan all along was just to be ready for Week 1," Daniels said. "The more time we can have before that, the better. We're still taking it kind of week-to-week listening to the doctor. I'm going to see him here in probably the next week or two and if he gives me the go-ahead, then we're good to go."
We have Daniels as our number seven tight end in our regular rankings, although he is a little lower on our PPR board. Daniels offers some risk because he's still recovering, but he can be a very productive player. If you take him, grab another adequate tight end to cover yourself.