Jonathan Grimes, who had been inactive for Weeks 4 and 5 against Atlanta and Indianapolis, returned to practice for the first time in weeks after suffering a hamstring injury last month.
"That'll help us," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "He's a solid player, smart player. Just walked in with him from the practice field. It'll be good to get him back. He was out there today and looked good. Just a good teammate, great guy to have on the team, can do a lot of different things on offense, special teams, so it'll help us to get him back."
The 25-year old running back took part in the entirety of the team's fully-padded practice to start the week. The adjustment back was not a major one for Grimes, who said rejoining his teammates felt "awesome" on Monday.
"It's no more challenge than just going out there every day and practicing and just the grind out there," Grimes said. "I'm just out there grinding back with the team and I'm happy to do it."
Grimes has 14 carries for 54 yards and 11 catches for 61 yards through four games this year.
The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars in Week 6. Kickoff is Sunday at noon C.T. on CBS KHOU-11 and SportsRadio610.