Running back Arian Foster's calf injury will keep him out of the Houston Texans' organized team activities and minicamp, coach Gary Kubiak announced Wednesday.
Foster suffered a strained right calf on the first play in team drills during Tuesday's voluntary practice.
"He'll stay on crutches a couple of days, rehab, and we'll have him back for camp," Kubiak said. "He's going to be fine."
The Texans want to proceed with caution to allow Foster to recover. He rushed for 1,424 yards and 15 touchdowns last season.
Picking up the bulk of the carries in OTAs and minicamp will be Ben Tate.
"We've got two weeks left of the offseason, so (we're) obviously not going to do anything to take a risk," Kubiak said in comments posted on team's website. "We've got two months almost before we get ready to go. Might have ruined Arian's summer -- he's gonna have to be here a lot -- but that's OK. He's gonna be OK."
---No stranger to the operating table, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has a June date to have back surgery.
This will be the fifth surgery for Gronkowski since November. He had a fourth operation on May 20 to install a plate in his broken left forearm that he fractured in November.
Gronkowski is expected to miss the start of training camp He has had disk issues dating to last season and he recently had an MRI.
--Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown is returning to the Cleveland Browns in a new role as a special adviser.
Brown's duties will include off-the-field activities with the team and assistance in the community. He had served as an executive adviser to the Browns until 2010.
Brown has worked for the team in several capacities since ending his nine-year career at age 29. But he hasn't been an official employee of the franchise since he was asked to accept a pay reduction and lesser role under vice president Mike Holmgren in 2010. So annoyed was Brown that he opted not to attend his Ring of Honor induction.
---Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith, who earned Pro Bowl recognition and a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants before nondescript stops with three other teams, announced his retirement after six NFL seasons.
Smith was drafted 51st overall in the 2007 NFL Draft from Southern California and became a reliable target for Eli Manning with the Giants, catching 164 total passes from 2008-2009, with 107 receptions for 1,220 yards and seven touchdowns in a Pro Bowl '09 campaign with the Giants.
---The Washington Redskins added to their coaching staff on Wednesday, hiring Larry Coyer as an advance scout and Aubrey Pleasant as an offensive assistant.
Coyer brings a wealth of experience to the Redskins. Most recently, he worked as defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts from 2009 to 2011.
Pleasant was an intern with the Cleveland Browns after two years as a defensive graduate assistant at Michigan. In 2012, he was the Wolverines' assistant defensive backs coach.
---Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Cody Grimm was arrested Sunday for public intoxication in Leesburg, Va., the second such incident in the past two months.
Grimm was arrested at a hotel around 5:30 a.m. while in the area for a wedding, the Tampa Bay Times reported. He is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame lineman Russ Grimm.
Grimm, 26, came into the NFL in 2010 out of Virginia Tech and started nine games in his rookie season. He has 12 career starts and two interceptions.
---New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan was arrested Saturday on a driving while intoxicated charge in Jefferson Parish, La., the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
Morgan's blood-alcohol level was 0.218 at the time he was stopped, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. According to the Louisiana State Police report, Morgan also was driving without a license.
A trooper found Morgan asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle on an expressway. After he performed a field sobriety test, Morgan was arrested.