Johnathan Joseph returns to practice for the Texans

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Johnathan Joseph, the Houston Texans’ top cornerback, was back at practice on Thursday as he continues to nurse a knee injury.

The Houston Texans received a bit of good news on Thursday when veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph returned to practice after missing Wednesday’s session due to a knee injury.

On the flip side, Texans’ rookie linebacker Dylan Cole (hamstring) and defensive end Joel Heath (knee) didn’t practice. We’ll of course find out on Friday whether or not they’ll be ruled out, listed as questionable or doubtful.

Star pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney was limited in practice as he continues to deal with a knee injury.

Ryan Griffin, the Texans’ starting tight end for most of the season, likely won’t play this week against the Los Angeles Rams after suffering a concussion last week. He also went down with a concussion back in week one.

I would expect C.J. Fiedorowicz to start at tight end this Sunday.

Below is the rest of the Texans’ injury report.

The good news is that offensive linemen Greg Mancz and Jeff Allen fully practiced and left tackle Chris Clark has been removed from the injury report after not starting last Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts due to a calf injury. He did play a little in place of rookie Julien Davenport, who got the start.

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Clark will once again start at left tackle this week, now that he’s healthy and Duane Brown has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks.

While it’s nice to get Clark back, the Texans’ offense will continue to struggle as long as they have don’t have Deshaun Watson.