For the first time since Monday Night Football, Brian Hoyer was back on the field again with his teammates.
The quarterback suffered a concussion in the third quarter of the Week 10 victory at Cincinnati, and missed the end of that game and last Sunday's win over the Jets. He practiced Wednesday at the Houston Methodist Training Center, and head coach Bill O'Brien was glad to have Hoyer return to work.
"Good to have him back, and i thought he did a nice job," O'Brien said.
Hoyer's completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,704 yards, and has tossed 13 touchdowns and just four interceptions. According to offensive coordinator George Godsey, Hoyer showed no signs of rust.
"I don't see anything different than a couple weeks ago," Godsey said. "It's about him digesting this game plan and there's a lot of distractions this week obviously. So, it's bearing down on what we're trying to accomplish."
Backup T.J. Yates played in place of Hoyer. The Texans also signed Brandon Weeden, who remains on the roster as well.
The Texans will practice again on Thursday and Friday, and will host the Saints on Sunday at NRG Stadium at noon CT.