Nix, 23, was removed from the Active/PUP list after after passing his physical. The third-round draft pick underwent arthroscopic knee surgery before the start of camp and could potentially participate in joint practices with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday. Head coach Bill O’Brien said he would make that decision after seeing how Nix fared following Tuesday’s practice.
Fullback Jay Prosch also practiced on Tuesday, wearing a cast that covered his left hand and wrist. Prosch, 21, took part in 11-on-11s in practice.
“He’s been a guy that since he walked in here he’s worked very hard," O'Brien said. "He’s one of those guys that hates to miss anything so it was good to have him back out there today with the taped-up cast on and things like that. He was trying to do as much as he could.”
The Texans will hold joint practices with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday and Thursday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.