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Practice quotes: Friday


Texans head coach Gary Kubiak answered questions from the media after the team's final practice before Sunday's road contest against Tennessee.

Head Coach Gary Kubiak
(on team injury updates) "(CB) Jacques (Reeves) practiced. Jacques will be a gametime decision. (FS) Eugene (Wilson) practiced; he will be a gametime decision. (CB Antwaun) Molden is out. (WR) Kevin (Walter) is a gametime decision. He did practice some today. (DT) Shaun Cody and Molden are definitely out and (WR) André Davis is out."

(on if WR André Davis being out changes what they're doing on kickoffs) "It would be (WR) Jacoby (Jones) either way. It doesn't have that big of an effect. We could also see G.Q. (Glover Quin) back there. He could go back there and return kicks. We've been working him this week, but it's still Jacoby either way."

(on if he likes the way the team has responded this week) "You don't respond during the week. You respond on Sunday. We practiced good. We practiced very physical yesterday and today is a polish day in the NFL—polishing our game plans. But we were in tune to what we're doing but we've got a hell of a task ahead of us here and we're going to have to play great football, not good football, so we'll see."

(on if he gets a read on the mood of his team) "Yeah, they've moved forward. They let it go. They came back and practiced good this week, but like I said, it's about Sunday. It's can you carry your focus to Sunday at noon? We obviously didn't do that last week. We need to do it this week."

(on QB Matt Schaub) "He's much better. I'd say if he's not one hundred (percent), he's ninety-eight. He's moving around real good this week. He's moving around real good this week so I don't see any limitations on him going into this week. Obviously, he's better than he was last week."

(on what percent QB Matt Schaub played at last week) "He wasn't ninety-eight. I don't know what it was, but it wasn't ninety-eight."

(on if a healthy QB Matt Schaub gives him more latitude with the play call) "Really, regardless of if Matt is a hundred percent or nursing the ankle, which he definitely was last week, we've got to play better. If you don't run the ball, you're not going to boot. There are so many things that you never got a chance to look at and see one way or another. But is Matt limited in anyway going into this game—anything we ask him to do? No, I don't see anything."

(on FB Vonta Leach) "He did good today. He took a portion of the practice. He's a gametime decision, but he moved forward today. We'll work him out Sunday morning. He took his portion of the reps."

(on if TE James Casey will see playing time) "Oh James is going to play. James is going to play a great deal in this game. He's got the bulk of the work this week and I really expect him to play in this game. We'll see. We'll see how (FB) Vonta (Leach) is."

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