Originally Posted by ChampionTexan
Obviously, anything's possible, but in terms of speculating, I just don't see there's any sort of benefit to Dobbins or to the Texans for handling it that way.
The thing that's the strangest to me is that Dobbins signed a new contract in April. In addition to decreasing (IMO) the likelihood that Dobbins injury was all that "serious" (if it was, they would likely have waited to sign him), it also means he shouldn't really have any problems with his contract (or at least none that he would expect to change by not showing up to OTAs).
Maybe we'll ultimately find out - or maybe not.
Only $65,000 of his contract (signing bonus) is guaranteed (his $820,000 base salary is not). And since the injury occurred in the same year of the contract, there may be a question of an injury settlement if he doesn't feel like he will be able to perform. Just another thought. However, like you stated "Maybe we'll ultimately find out-or maybe not."