Jadeveon Clowney was back at work on Thursday.
The outside linebacker, who missed last Sunday's win at Jacksvonville because of an ankle injury, returned to the field at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
When asked whether or not the 2014 first overall pick would suit up at Miami this Sunday, head coach Bill O'Brien said Clowney "looked okay".
Clowney said his ankle felt "fine", and he had to work through a little bit of pain. But he was glad to be back on the practice field with his teammates.
"It was good," Clowney said. "I need to be out there with my teammates. I don't want to be in the training room, I hate it in there. But you know, injuries happen. You just got to get over them and get back out there on the field."
Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said Clowney looked "so-so".
"He was out there and that was good," Crennel said. "We didn't let him do a whole lot.
Clowney, who's tallied 12 tackles in 2015, was injured during the loss to the Colts. He played through that game, but missed the subsequent week-and-a-half of practice.
The Texan practice again on Friday, and will fly to south Florida on Saturday afternoon.
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