“No, really just kind of went back and forth," Kubiak said of the decision. "T.J. did it the first week and then Case will probably start the game next Thursday depending on how we come out of this. I just think it’s important that we look at equal reps and that’s what we’re doing. They’ve almost got equal throws. They’ve almost got equal plays. That’s what we want to be able to do.”
Despite returning to practice this week, neither
“They’ve just been on the field three days and we’re not going to put them out there, but they’re both doing well and we’ve got plenty of time to contribute in San Diego, so we’ve just got to keep heading that way,” Kubiak said of Foster and Posey.
With three backs vying for a roster spot behind
“No, Ben’s going to play a lot,” Kubiak said. “We’re going to play Ben as if he’s a starter playing a half of football. He’ll probably get spelled by Deji and then after that, I think we need to take a hard look at (RB Cierre) Wood and (RB Dennis) Johnson the most. So that’s the way we’ll go about it.”
“He is still in phase one,” Kubiak said. “He is feeling a lot better. In meetings today, doing a lot of stuff he wasn’t doing yesterday. I think we’re making progress and, like I said, I think you can go through phase two and three in one given day, so I think we can see some quick progress here over the weekend, but there was never any plan for him to play.”
Another wide receiver who not playing this week is sixth-round draft pick
“Yeah, he’s doing better,” Kubiak said Thursday. “He actually ran pretty good today. He’s definitely not going to play this week. The problem we’ve got with next week, I can sit here and talk like next week, but next week’s like Thursday. It’s like three days after we play Sunday evening. It’s going to be a very quick turnaround. There’s not going to be much practice time and we’re going to be playing a lot of young players. It would be hard for me to speculate right now.”
“We’re going to rotate guys, but Timmy’s the guy right now,” Kubiak said of Smith's position. “We’ll play a lot of people.”
“He (Lechler) is okay,” Kubiak said. “We were hoping today. The thought process was to have him kick a couple. Do we want it this week or next week? We’ve been cautious with him as you all well know, but then having him hold. (P Andrew) Shapiro’s done a good job, but there’s a chance he could punt a couple of times in this game.”
The Texans kickoff against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 3 p.m.