Camp notebook: Day 8 morning practice

After a long Thursday, the Texans had a light special teams practice on Friday morning on the eighth day of training camp.

Quick-hit notes and observations from the field:

  • Texans coach Gary Kubiak said there's nothing new to report on free agent defensive end Aaron Schobel, who was released by the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday and has indicated a desire to play in Houston. "It's the same thing, just evaluations," Kubiak said. "I think a lot of people are talking to him, just trying to get a feel for what's next for him and what he wants to do. We're part of that process, too."
  • Linebacker Xavier Adibi will be out for another few weeks with a strained groin. A third-year player out of Virginia Tech, Adibi was one of the leading candidates to start at strongside linebacker during Brian Cushing's suspension in the first four games of the season. "A few weeks in training camp is a lot, so we'll see," Kubiak said. "The team was counting on him a great deal. It's been unfortunate that he's been nicked up a lot, and we'll see if we can get him back to 100 percent and keep him on the field."
  • Adibi's injury leaves the Texans with some sorting out to do at linebacker. "We'll just go to work with our starters right know and let this thing play itself out," Kubiak said. "Obviously, Kevin (Bentley) or Danny (Clark), somebody's going to have to end up playing that spot. One of the other options we always talked about was that Zac (Diles) could move, too. Now the young kid gets involved with (Darryl) Sharpton." Sharpton presumably would take Diles' spot on the weakside if Diles were to switch positions.
  • The attendance for the Texans' Thursday night practice was announced today at 5,056, a record for Texans training camp. The final open practice of 2010 Training Camp presented by Comcast is Saturday at 8 a.m. **Click here** to get your hands on free tickets.
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