The Houston Texans are receiving some good news as they are getting players back on the practice field.
The Houston Texans injured players are returning back to health and are practicing ahead of their second game against the Detroit Lions. Defensive end J.J. Watt is returning back to the practice field after managing a groin injury in a joint practice against the Green Bay Packers.
Watt’s absence was felt in the Texans first preseason game against the Packers as the defense struggled to disrupt the pocket and get to the quarterback with consistency.
Texans also have Will Fuller and Jordan Thomas returning on offense. Thomas was dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him sidelined for a week, but he has tremendous upside to become a focal point for the Texans in his second season in the league.
Fuller’s return to the practice field is also an important addition as he has been an integral part of the Texans aerial attack. His ability to stretch the field vertically will create problems for opposing secondaries and allow the opening of the short to intermediate passes from Deshaun Watson.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Jermaine Kelly Jr. returned to the practice field to bolster the depth at secondary.
The return of DeAndre Carter this past weekend is good news with the Texans struggling returning kick and punt returns in their first preseason game. Carter was the slot receiver last season with Keke Coutee’s hamstring injuries and Carter will continue to assume that role in Texans’ offense.
Texans are slowly but surely getting their players back to health as they will be in joint practices with the Lions before their preseason game this Saturday in NRG Stadium.