Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) catches a pass and attempts to get around Minnesota Vikings defensive back Brandon Burton (27) in the first quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Hopkins making progress with concussion

Houston Texans rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is improving with his concussion systems and could return to practice as early as Wednesday.

“He’s doing good,” Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said of Hopkins. “He has not been totally cleared to return to practice. That could happen (Wednesday). I want to say he’s in like stage four right now. He did do a lot of work today with the trainers.”

Hopkins was injured this preseason in Week 2 against the Mimai Dolphins, and didn’t play in Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints.

The 27th overall pick from Clemson could play in the preseason finale Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.

“I think there’s a good chance (he’ll play),” Kubiak said. “I’d like him to play a little bit. That’ll be up to the doctor’s. We’ll see where we’re at.”

In two preseason games, Hopkins totaled six catches for 74 yards and one touchdown. At Minnesota he had four receptions for 52 yards and one TD, and against the Dolphins he caught two passes for 22 yards.

Hopkins’ longest reception this preseason has been 34 yards against Minnesota in the preseason opener.

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