Demaryius Thomas practiced Wednesday with the Texans, and will suit up and play Sunday at Denver.
How much he's on the field, though, is to be determined.
The veteran receiver flew to Houston Tuesday night after being traded from Denver earlier in the day. He and a 2019 7th round pick were swapped out for the Texans' 4th and 7th round picks in the 2019 Draft. After he passed his Wednesday morning physical, Thomas was in meetings, answered questions at a press conference, and hit the field inside the Houston Methodist Training Center.
For Thomas, preparedness is important.
"My main thing is when I am in or when I get a chance, just know what I'm doing," Thomas said. "Don't go out and have mistakes to possibly hurt our team. Just getting into my playbook, doing everything the way that I'm supposed to correctly, trying to help us out to get a W."
The eight-year pro returns to Denver for his first game with Houston, and Thomas' new quarterback is confident the new receiver will impact the Texans offense this weekend.
"We don't want to just kind of throw him out there and have his head spinning," Watson said. "But at the end of the day, he's a veteran guy. He's been around a lot of football, so I think he'll pick it up quick and be able to help us out."
Head coach Bill O'Brien said "sure", when asked if Thomas would play at Denver, and pointed to the Pro Bowler's reservoir of football knowledge as something that would help speed up that process.
"The experience that he has in different offenses definitely is a help," O'Brien said.
Thomas and the Texans will practice again on Thursday and Friday before they fly to Denver on Saturday.