On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Nov. 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, November 21
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 2720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE corn dog (1/person) for this hour at this location.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 12:00 PM CST Bengals at Texans The Texans host the Bengals at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet TBD Texans player(s) at the Verizon Pasadena Store, 5575 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Nov. 25, 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
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 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., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    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

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.

News

Print
RSS

Foster glad to be back

Posted Aug 17, 2011

The Texans welcomed running back Arian Foster back to the practice field Wednesday at the Methodist Training Center.


 

The Texans welcomed Arian Foster back to practice on Wednesday morning at the Methodist Training Center. The running back had nursed a hamstring injury for more than a week, unable to practice since August 5, and was delighted to be back with his teammates.

“I felt like myself,” Foster said. “I felt good on my cuts, but like I said earlier, we’re just going to take it day by day. I’m not going to push it 100 percent so we’ll just go about that.”

For head coach Gary Kubiak, the return of Foster bolsters a running backs corps that’s been thinned out by injury.

“I thought he looked good,” Kubiak said. “We told him to be smart when he came out here today.  It looked like he was fine, so hopefully every day’s a progression and we work towards Saturday night.”

At the night practice, Derrick Ward was back on the field with the team as well. Ward suffered a concussion in the first half of the Jets game, but returned to work this evening. Ben Tate also went through work in the second practice of the day too. Tate and Steve Slaton have both been sidelined with hamstring injuries in the last week.

 

Night Moves: The first night practice of camp was Wednesday, and it came out of necessity. Since the players had the NFL-mandated day off following the Jets game, Kubiak and the coaches spent the bulk of Wednesday correcting mistakes from that contest. They then worked on the Saints game plan in the late afternoon before going to work on it on the practice field.

Despite the long hours, Kubiak said he was impressed by what his team went through Wednesday.

“It’s been a hell of a day for them, but they handled it pretty good,” Kubiak said.

 

Health Check: Linebacker DeMeco Ryans had an MRI on his swollen elbow, but was with the team for the night practice. He said he’s feeling better, and will take it “day by day”.

Linebacker Cheta Ozougwu (concussion) was out today, but Kubiak said the former Rice Owl is “doing great” and will return on Thursday.

Guard Kasey Studdard has a “severe ankle sprain”, according to Kubiak, who also added that the Texans would know more about the severity of Studdard’s injury by Thursday.

 

Quotable: “62. It’s a science, man. It’s a science.”

--Foster, on how many reps he’ll need in the preseason to be ready for the regular season.

 

“They like to move quicker, cut down that back side within the zone schemes.  They all like to keep it flowing and they’re all smart.  They’ve been together.  They play with each other, so that’s always a plus when you have an O-line that knows each other.”

--Fullback Lawrence Vickers on how impressed he is by the Texans’ offensive line.

 

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