Brandon Brooks expected to start Sunday

Brandon Brooks is expected to start on Sunday in the Texans regular season finale against Jacksonville, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

"He was out there today, did a good job," O'Brien said Friday.

Brooks practiced on Friday for the first time since suffering a knee/ankle injury early in Sunday's game against the Ravens. The Texans starting right guard came out of the game in the first offensive series and did not return.

"It feels good to get back out there, obviously," Brooks said. "Worked through some things but it feels good to be back out there."

Brooks said he was rolled up on and bent in an awkward position on the play that caused him to leave the game.

"Just glad it wasn't anything serious," he said.

The Texans have a chance to improve to 9-7 on the season and earn a wildcard spot in the playoff hunt with a win and losses by San Diego and Baltimore. Houston will face (3-12) Jacksonville on Sunday with kickoff scheduled for 12 p.m. CT on CBS KHOU-11 and SportsRadio 610.

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