Duane Brown is making progress.
The left tackle, who's been sidelined with a quadriceps injury he suffered in Week 17 last season, was moved from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list to the 53-man roster over the weekend.
He won't play Sunday against Chicago, but he's feeling optimistic.
Check out photos from Monday's indoor practice.
"I'm progressing very well," Brown said Monday. "Getting back on the field doing position-specific things, getting in shape, everything's going great right now. I haven't put a date or a week when I'll be out there but I'm just trying to keep going."
Brown spent training camp on the PUP list, and said he's feeling a lot better than he did at the end of July.
"It's like night and day," Brown said.
He cited the ability to put in hard physical work on consecutive days as being "a huge milestone", and that he's been able to respond well from it.
The Texans have Tuesday off and will return to the practice field on Wednesday.