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Dylan Cole returns to practice 

Dylan Cole could return for Houston's final stretch of the 2018 season after spending the last two months on injured reserve.

On Wednesday, the Texans activated Cole’s 21-day practice window, which means they can evaluate him and determine when and if he is ready to be placed on the active roster off IR. The second-year inside linebacker practiced with the team for the first time since his Sept. 23 injury against the New York Giants.

"They ignited him so he can start practicing," defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said. "We’ll have to see what he looks like in practice and then make a decision three weeks, two weeks down the road, something like that. But, he was very valuable in helping us before he got injured so if he can get back to that form, then I think that he’ll be an asset.”

After six weeks on IR, players can return to practice but are not eligible to play in a game until the eight-week mark. NFL teams can designate two players to return off IR. Cole could return to action as soon as Houston’s Dec. 2 game against Cleveland.

After six weeks on IR, players can return to practice but are not eligible to play in a game until the eight-week mark. NFL teams can designate two players to return off IR. Cole could return to action as soon as Houston’s Dec. 2 game against Cleveland.

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