The Texans took the cautious route with quarterback Matt Schaub this spring and held him out of OTAs and minicamp to give his Lisfranc injury as much time to heal as possible.
Schaub, who says his foot is 100 percent, doesn’t want to wait until training camp to start making up for lost time, though. Schaub organized players-only throwing sessions at the University of Houston this week and told Nick Scurfield of the team’s website that 6-12 players showed up for each of them.
“We found a field to go use to be able to throw and keep up with things, especially with the young guys, with all the young receivers and tight ends and guys that we have,” Schaub said. “I wanted to just get with them because missing OTAs, I missed those reps that I was getting with those guys and am just trying to bring them up to speed, get ready for training camp and throwing with Andre (Johnson) and some of the other guys. Just stuff that we can do to continue to stay sharp ’til camp.”
Johnson also sat out most offseason work while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery and, like Schaub, he expects to be fully ready to go at the start of training camp. The two of them and the rest of the Texans expect to keep the sessions going until camp starts next month, which gives Schaub a few more weeks to familiarize himself with new targets before work begins in earnest.