Earl is not on the PUP list (that would be Symons, Joppru, and R. Walker).
I saw Earl on the field Monday night. He wasn't wearing pads but he was on the field watching drills.
He said later in a radio interview that he is chomping at the bit to get started but the Texans are taking it slow with him - as they should.
His surgery was in early November so he's ahead of Ramon Walker on rehab. He is about where Tony Hollings was at this time last year. It will probably be next year before we realize everything that Earl is capable of.