Houston Texans: Garrett Graham misses practice


Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham (88) runs after a reception against New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon (30) at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t a good sign for the Houston Texans Thursday afternoon with starting tight end Garrett Graham missing practice due to a hamstring injury.

The Texans are already hurting at the TE position with veteran starting tight end Owen Daniels missing many games this season after being placed on the short-team injured reserve list.

Also on the injury report was another tight end in Jake Bryne, who had full participation in the Thursday practice but is battling an illness.

Graham was the lone Texans player who didn’t practice.

Houston can ill afford to lose another tight end within their offense, as they are already battling season-ending injuries at running back and have a quarterback that is still trying to prove to the franchise he’s their long-term answer at the position.

It just doesn’t look good for the offense as of Thursday.

Limited in practice were wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins with an ankle injury, along with running Ben Tate still battling his broken rib injury. Also limited were full back Greg Jones (knee), inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton (wrist) and guard Wade Smith (knee).

Case Keenum was listed on the injury report with a left shoulder injury but fully participated in practice.

The Colts had seven players who didn’t participate in practice, including wide receiver Lavon Brazill with a foot injury.