Amid a flurry of transactions made by general manager Rick Smith on Wednesday, the Texans also had an abundance of injury news after practice at the Methodist Training Center.
Kubiak said Schaub has “just got a sore shoulder and banged-up thigh.” The Texans gave him the day off in the hopes that he’ll be back on the field on Thursday.
"I want to be out there every day, but (it's) just a little rest and I'll be ready to go this weekend," said Schaub, who has started 41 consecutive games. "Everything will be fine. It's just the battles of the season. You've just got to deal with some stuff but you just keep plugging."
It’s unlikely that Johnson will play in Week 6, but the five-time Pro Bowler continues to improve after having minor surgery on his right leg last Tuesday.
“Andre did work a little bit today, so that’s a move in the right direction,” Kubiak said. “It amazes you just how far he’s come so quickly. What he did today has got a smile on everybody’s face, I can tell you that.”
Casey is still day-to-day after suffering a pectoral injury against the Raiders in Week 5.
“He did run and everything today,” Kubiak said. “(He will) probably be a weekend decision.”
As for Tate and Ward, Kubiak said “they’re good" and should be fine to play on Sunday. It would mark the first time the Texans have had their top three running backs –
“He’s played for a few friends of mine, so I know what he knows terminology-wise,” Kubiak said. “I’ve got to see how quick I can get him ready to help us in this game.
“When you’ve got a veteran guy, I’m sure I’ll be comfortable getting him to the point where he’s got a small package going into the game and can help us out. Let me spend a day or two with him, let me see where he’s at mentally and how much of our stuff overlaps with what he’s been doing.”