Bill O'Brien gave more information about his starting quarterback for Sunday. But he still didn't say whether or not it'll be Case Keenum or Thad Lewis.
"I wouldn't say they are splitting reps," O'Brien said. "One guy is definitely getting more than the other."
Lewis signed with the Texans on November 26, and Keenum signed with the team on Monday. The former's had more time in the system during the season, while the latter took part in the installation and implementation during OTAs, minicamp, training camp and the preseason.
But giving both Keenum and Lewis an equal amount of practice reps to prepare for the Week 16 matchup with Baltimore wasn't an option.
"It really is virtually impossible to split reps and get somebody ready to play the Baltimore Ravens," O'Brien said. "But with our football team and where we are right now, I just want to make sure that our guys are just very focused on Baltimore and doing the best they can to get ready to play them. One guy is definitely getting more reps than the other."
Both, however, were productive in their respective roles on Thursday.
"I'll tell you what, I think both guys had a good day today," O'Brien said. "They've picked right up on what we're trying to do. I thought there was a lot of energy at practice on both sides of the ball and some good, good things were done today."
The Texans practice again on Wednesday, and will host the Ravens at noon CT on Sunday at NRG Stadium.