March 24, 2018

Wade Smith Close to Returning


The Houston Texans look like they are getting starting left guard Wade Smith back before week one against the San Diego Chargers. Smith missed the entire preseason schedule with a minor procedure on his knee, which put Ben Jones and David Quessenberry getting the bulk of the snaps at left guard.

With Quessenberry being placed on the injured reserve with a broken foot and some inconsistent play from Jones during the preseason, that did not help an offensive line that struggled some during preseason games. Having the Pro-Bowl left guard potentially back for the season opener is a big lift for an offensive line that needs continuity to be successful.

If Smith can at least get some work in on Monday night, the Texans could spell him with Ben Jones to get him through the game. A concern would be Smith’s game shape, but reports of him taking a full workload at practice is a good thing for the Texans.

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