Duane Brown suffered a hand injury and did not practice on Friday, two days before the Texans face the Saints in preseason action.
"He's going to miss some time here, but it's basically day-to-day," head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday. "I wouldn't put it in the serious category, but he will not play against New Orleans."
The Texans starting left tackle attended practice but was on the sideline with a cast on his right hand. O'Brien did say Brown's hand should heal on its own and he's not expected to miss any regular season games.
Texans players took time to meet family members of fallen First Responders with the 100 Club after practice on Thursday.