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Texans' Kubiak will limit recovering QB Schaub during OTAs

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Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak plans to be cautious with quarterback Matt Schaub when the team congregates for offseason training activities.

Speaking Tuesday from the NFL Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., Kubiak told Sirius XM Radio that Schaub is making great progress in his recovery from season-ending Lisfranc surgery on his right foot. Still, Kubiak plans to play it safe when the team gathers for the first time.

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"He's actually playing some golf and stuff now, so he's out getting around," Kubiak said. "He's got a little hardware in his foot that he'll have to have removed here in a couple of weeks. But he will be released and be fine.

"I will probably, throughout the course of OTAs, keep him out of team situations just to be smart. But he will do everything else, individual (drills), 7-on-7, those types of things."

Schaub went down in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Albert Haynesworth stepped on him. Following backup Matt Leinart's season-ending shoulder injury the following week, third-string rookie T.J. Yates stepped in to help Houston to a 10-6 record and first AFC South championship.

Schaub said last month that he was pleased with where he was in his recovery.

"It's going great," Schaub said. "As of today (Feb. 29), we're 13 weeks from surgery, and things are progressing really well. We're really pleased. I'm a little ahead of the game. It's a matter of strengthening and making sure everything stays to form in there with the hardware in my foot."

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