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Old 02-20-2007   #1
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Lance Zerlein reported some good news about Charles Spencer in his blog about the NFL draft. In response to a blogger's post, LZ wrote the following:

"I'm not too crazy about Levi Brown at that spot. Plus, after speaking with someone close to Charles Spencer's rehab recently, I feel much better about his chances of coming back healthy this year at some point."

In response, I asked the following questions that LZ partially answered:

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Can you shed more light on how Spencer's rehab is coming along? I recall there was some fear the cartilage wouldn't grow back on his knee. Is it growing back? Does it look like Spencer will regain all of his previous mobility, so he can stay at LT? When is he expected to be ready to play? I take it from your comment that it may not be until during the season.

From what I've been told, the best case scenario is that he'll be ready to go by some point in the preseason and by worst case scenario he'll start the season on the PUP list and be in a similar situation that K.Wong was in last year. However, all in all, it sounds like he has been diligent with his rehab and that he is just grinding his way through the long, slow process. There is still some unknown to get through in terms of his mobility, but the fear that he would have permanent cartilage damage is subsiding.

So... the good news is we apparently don't have to worry about Spencer's career being over. The jury is still out on whether he'll recover all of his athletic ability, but the initial returns are promising. It would be great if he can be a long-term answer at LT. Alternatively, if he can still be a good RT or guard, I'll take it--though I'd much prefer that he'd be a stud LT!

Hopefully Spencer's friend and occasional poster CT CSTM can provide more information.

http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootba...02/post_4.html
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That is great news indeed! It will certainly have a bearing on how the Texans go about business in reagrds to FA and the draft.

Of course it is also good news to Charles Spencer and his family as well.
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Translation: fears persist about his ability to fully come back.
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At this point, I'm just glad that the possibility for him to come back is getting better and better. Yes, there still is a chance he doesn't come back full strength, but things are looking up and I like how positive this feedback was.
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i'm prayin he can come back healthy...my concern is with his knee is that there is still probably going to be some arthritis in that knee...how long can he play...do we need him to change position on the o-line to allow him a better chance at success...what about this change

? at left tackle
pitts at left guard
weary at center
spencer at right guard
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This is good news. Lets all hope for a healthy hear for Charles Spencer starting Week 1.
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Default Re: Charles Spencer!

I wouldn't mind bringing someone in like Pettigout as a solid insurance policy at LT or Addressing the need in the draft still.

Pettigout?/Brown?/ Staley?/Ugoh? at left tackle
pitts at left guard
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..that actually looks like a solid Oline.
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Hmmm...Wand?...nah! It'd never happen...

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The fear that he would have permanent cartilage damage is subsiding!!

Good news!!
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From what I've been told, the best case scenario is that he'll be ready to go by some point in the preseason and by worst case scenario he'll start the season on the PUP list and be in a similar situation that K.Wong was in last year. However, all in all, it sounds like he has been diligent with his rehab and that he is just grinding his way through the long, slow process. There is still some unknown to get through in terms of his mobility, but the fear that he would have permanent cartilage damage is subsiding.
Please don't get me wrong, I Pray to God Spencer checks out and can play LT for us the entire season.

But from just what was written above, how can anyone be glad to hear that? It's basically what we've been hearing the whole time! Best case scenario he can start for us ( Well no #@#$!!!!) of course that woud be the best case scenario. worst case scenario would be he'd never play again....this says he'd be on the PUP....which means we really don't have any idea. Domanick probably will never play sufficient time IMO. Hope Spencer isn't the same way!


I don't see how this is any new knews. or at least great news. Kubiak has said he's not waiting on players to get better. like last year with davis....so why wouldn't he pick levi brown in this situation...who's to say spencer can play at all much less LT or RT???

To me this is worthless...sorry to be to whole grinch of all of this but I don't see how anyone can draw any sort of conclusions to this.
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Please don't get me wrong, I Pray to God Spencer checks out and can play LT for us the entire season.

But from just what was written above, how can anyone be glad to hear that? It's basically what we've been hearing the whole time! Best case scenario he can start for us ( Well no #@#$!!!!) of course that woud be the best case scenario. worst case scenario would be he'd never play again....this says he'd be on the PUP....which means we really don't have any idea. Domanick probably will never play sufficient time IMO. Hope Spencer isn't the same way!


I don't see how this is any new knews. or at least great news. Kubiak has said he's not waiting on players to get better. like last year with davis....so why wouldn't he pick levi brown in this situation...who's to say spencer can play at all much less LT or RT???

To me this is worthless...sorry to be to whole grinch of all of this but I don't see how anyone can draw any sort of conclusions to this.
It's the offseason and if it isn't BAD news, then it MUST be GOOD news. Other than that, I agree with you.
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But from just what was written above, how can anyone be glad to hear that? It's basically what we've been hearing the whole time!
The way I interpret the blog is that there has been improvement over what we knew beforehand. The word on the street before was that he might not possibly play again. Now LZ has him playing...possibly in the preseason.
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The way I interpret the blog is that there has been improvement over what we knew beforehand. The word on the street before was that he might not possibly play again. Now LZ has him playing...possibly in the preseason.
I dunno, but think I'm with Ole Miss on this topic.
There really is nothing new that is more than wishful thinking based on speculation.
On another website, posters recently were saying they know NFL players
personally who say the league grapevine says Spencer's career is basically
over. So what is that, third hand rumors ?
If he could play and contribute to the team in the 2008 season after taking
all of 2007 for rehab, don't know about others but I'd jump all over that deal if it was offered.
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Please don't get me wrong, I Pray to God Spencer checks out and can play LT for us the entire season.

But from just what was written above, how can anyone be glad to hear that? It's basically what we've been hearing the whole time! Best case scenario he can start for us ( Well no #@#$!!!!) of course that woud be the best case scenario. worst case scenario would be he'd never play again....this says he'd be on the PUP....which means we really don't have any idea. Domanick probably will never play sufficient time IMO. Hope Spencer isn't the same way!


I don't see how this is any new knews. or at least great news. Kubiak has said he's not waiting on players to get better. like last year with davis....so why wouldn't he pick levi brown in this situation...who's to say spencer can play at all much less LT or RT???

To me this is worthless...sorry to be to whole grinch of all of this but I don't see how anyone can draw any sort of conclusions to this.

It's beyond me how anyone can take this as something other than good news.
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