Notes from the Texans' practice and locker room on Friday at Reliant Stadium:
Healthy on the whole
Foster is questionable for the game, and rookie cornerback
Seven were listed as probable, including linebacker
“He’s ready to go,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “We may keep an eye on him numbers-wise how many plays he plays, but he’s assured me he’s ready to go. In practice this week, it sure looks that way.”
The Texans named their 2011 season captains, which are voted on by players, on Friday. Kubiak announced them to the team in the huddle after practice, then filled in the media a few minutes later.
Captains on offense are quarterback
Sunday will be the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
“It’s special, and I know the league is doing a lot of great things to honor those that we lost on that day,” Kubiak said. “I know exactly where I was that morning. We had just got through playing the New York Giants and I walked in my office. It brings back memories, so it will be nice for the game to honor those people this weekend.”
Part of the pregame ceremonies at Reliant Stadium – and league-wide for games with a noon CT kickoff – will be a broadcast of “Taps” being played from Shanksville, Pa., near the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93. There will be a moment of silence as a field-sized American flag is unrolled at Reliant Stadium.
The Texans’ Homefield Advantage Captains will be Fire Department New York firefighters Joel Attis, Timothy Hinchey, Michael Kaeser and Brian Gibbons, along with New York Police Department officers Robert Bello, Joseph Sanfilippo, Thomas Bomeisl and Amin Kosseim.
“I believe on the stat sheet, they still count it as a sack whether it’s Kerry Collins or Peyton Manning. I’m just excited about the opportunity to play in the NFL and to go out there and try and get after somebody.”
- Rookie DE
“Nope. He didn’t hit me in my inbox.”
- RB Arian Foster, on if he had any e-mail communication on Friday with the “hamstring god”