On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Oct. 31, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, October 31
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 23802 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX  77494
    Proudly wear your Battle Red Texans gear to get a FREE corn dog (1/person) for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures, as well as Battle Red Halloween candy

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Taste of the Texans presented by BP

    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassadors Danny Clark and J.J. Moses at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans center Chris Myers and guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at the Verizon I-10 East Store, 13740 East Fwy., Houston, TX 77015.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

  • Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, November 14
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

News

Print
RSS

Antonio Smith practices Friday, will play in Week 2

Posted Sep 14, 2012

With the return to practice of defensive end Antonio Smith, every Texans starter will play on Sunday at Jacksonville.



Texans defensive end Antonio Smith returned to practice on Friday after missing two days because of a sore right ankle. He will play against the Jaguars on Sunday.

Smith is listed as questionable on the official injury report, but there weren’t any questions in coach Gary Kubiak’s assessment of him on Friday afternoon.

“Antonio is fine,” Kubiak said. “Antonio practiced today and took his work. He’s ready to go.”

Every Texans starter will play against the Jaguars. The only player listed as questionable for the game is outside linebacker Bryan Braman, who did not practice on Friday because of a hamstring issue. No Texans players were ruled out or listed as doubtful on the final injury report.

Kubiak said Smith probably could have practiced Thursday if the Texans had asked him to. The defensive captain had swelling in his ankle coming out of last Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

“It felt alright,” Smith said of practicing on Friday. “It felt a lot better than I thought it would. Sometimes, you over-exaggerate pain, but I got out there on it and once you get over the mindset thing of putting weight on it, it was good. No problems.”

Smith, who refers to himself as the “Ninja Assassin,” said he will have “no issues” with his ankle on Sunday.

“It took a couple more days than usual on my ninja healing qualities, but they came in, due to the training staff, right on time,” he said.

The Jaguars have ruled out starting right tackle Cam Bradfield (ankle) and outside linebacker Daryl Smith (groin), along with running back Rashad Jennings (knee), Austen Lane (foot) and defensive end George Selvie (knee). Starting left guard Eben Britton (ankle) and cornerback Derek Cox (hamstring) are questionable.


Twitter.com/NickScurfield

Recent News

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.