Duane Brown was on the practice field Wednesday with the Texans, but is still "day-to-day" according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
Brown suffered a toe sprain during the Week 2 win against the Titans, and was inactive because of it the past two games. The left tackle practiced last Wednesday and Thursday, but was inside undergoing treatment on Friday. This afternoon, however, Brown worked with the team inside the Houston Methodist Training Center.
"Duane participated today," Kubiak said. "We were pretty light in what we did, so that I could get everybody involved."
Ryan Harris started in place of Brown at Baltimore and at home against Seattle. If Brown continues to work through the week, though, Harris might return to his backup role for Sunday night's contest at San Francisco.
"Duane did everything," Kubiak said. "He actually stayed out there a little bit extra. It was a big step in the right direction. But he's still day-to-day."
Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was enthused by the 2012 All-Pro's presence on the field.
"It's great," Dennison said. "He did a little bit last week. He looked good today for the tempo we had today."
The Texans will return to work on Thursday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.