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Duane Brown practices with first team on Thursday

Posted Sep 26, 2013

Left tackle Duane Brown practiced with the starters Thursday, which was a positive step in his return from a toe sprain.

Left tackle Duane Brown took another positive step forward on Thursday, practicing with his teammates at the Houston Methodist Training Center. The 2012 All-Pro sprained a toe in his right foot during the Week 2 win over the Titans, and didn’t travel to Baltimore for Week 3. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Brown is still a gametime decision for  Week 4 against Seattle.

“If he can play at his level,” Kubiak said. “We’re not going to put Duane in a real bad position. We’ve got to see him be able to do the things he’s capable of doing.”

Brown was also on the practice field Wednesday, but only took part in individual drills. Today, he took reps with the first team, and Brown said the differnce between practice and a game is big. He also is uncertain about his availability for Sunday.

"I'm not sure yet," Brown said. "Still a gametime decision."

Brown said he "felt pretty good" and that he was taking it one day at a time. Kubiak said Brown’s presence on Sunday would be an all-or-nothing venture.

“If he plays, he would go the full time,” Kubiak said. “It’s not like we’d play him and pull him out every 20 plays.”

Ryan Harris started in place of Brown on Sunday against the Ravens.

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J-Joe’s got a sore toe. Kareem’s been sick. But I think he’s doing much better today. He stood by me back there in practice. So he was very involved.

 

If he can play at his level. We’re not going to put Duane in a real bad position. We’ve got to see him be able to do the things he’s capable of doing. If he plays, he would go the full time. It’s not like we’d play him and pull him out every 20 plays.

 

 

Of the many miscues that doomed the Texans last Sunday in Baltimore, one came off the field.

“We had some communication problems,” head coach Gary Kubiak said Thursday. “Our headsets went out for a portion of the game. We didn’t respond to that very good. We have to be prepared to do that.”

Kubiak, along with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and several assistant coaches are on the field during the game. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is up in the coaches booth, and quarterback Matt Schaub can hear both Kubiak and Dennison with the headset in his helmet. Kubiak was emphatic, however, that the headset malfunction was not an excuse for the 30-9 loss.

“That happens on the road,” Kubiak said. “You gotta be able to adjust to it. That’s part of the League.”

The Texans, according to Kubiak, were affected by the headset problems “late in the second quarter” and then again in the third quarter.

“You saw us one time where we’re giving Matt the plays in the huddle, and we assumed he got the play,” Kubiak said. “All of a sudden he steps out of the huddle and says ‘I never heard a thing.’ That’s something that you gotta be able to handle. We didn’t do a very good job of it.”

When that sort of problem arises, Kubiak said there are multiple alternative forms of getting play calls into the quarterback.

“We can talk, and get Matt over to us,” Kubiak said. “We can use hand signals. We can relay players. We do whatever we have to do. It’s something we always gotta be prepared for in this League. It can happen at the drop of a hat.”

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