Re: Texans nearing decision on Spencer
...and we already know the answer to that question. They've said he will always have at least some kind of a limp, and either Kubiak or Spencer has already said there's no way he can be expected to play at the same level he did pre-injury. It's always just been a matter of time, IMO.
I just think the braintrust thought it was worth the longshot that he could recover in time to contribute this season. And hey - it IS worth the chance, because if it miraculously worked out - what a reward it would be. But if you're talking about keeping 10 O-lineman on the active roster - or even 11 - there's no room on there for Spencer unless he somehow gets to whatever his post-injury version of 100% is... and who knows if that will be good, strong, quick, and fast enough for the ZBS under a hardass like Gibbs.