Practice report: All systems go


Wide receiver Andre' Davis is expected to be back in the lineup for the first time since Week 7 versus Detroit.

The Texans are fully healthy aside from quarterback Matt Schaub as the team prepares to head to Cleveland, according to Texans coach Gary Kubiak after practice on Friday.

Back in the lineup:Left guard Chester Pitts (calf), defensive tackle Amobi Okoye (ankle) and wide receiver André Davis (finger) all participated in practice on Friday and are listed as probable for this Sunday's game. Head coach Gary Kubiak expects the three players to fulfill their normal roles against the Browns.

"Unless something happens between now and game time, they should be fine," Kubiak said.

That means Davis, who had surgery in October to repair his dislocated left ring finger, will resume his duties as the team's kickoff returner and third receiver. He has not played since Week 7 against Detroit. Okoye has been inactive for the past two games with a high-ankle sprain but is slated to rejoin the starting lineup this week.

Pitts, the only player to start every game in Texans franchise history, did not participate in practice on Wednesday or Thursday but was able to take limited reps on Friday.

"He took probably somewhat half of the reps, maybe even a little bit more," Kubiak said. "Like I said, I trust him. He said he's ready to go. He'll go."

Preparing for the cold: Snow showers litter the weather forecasts for Friday and Saturday in Cleveland. Things are expected to clear up on Sunday, with the forecast calling for mostly sunny skies with a high of 41 degrees and a low of 33.

It will still be by far the coldest conditions that the Texans have played in this season. Cleveland Browns Stadium sits right on the edge of frigid Lake Erie.

"We've got to play through it," quarterback Sage Rosenfels said. "You wish it was 72 (degrees) and in the dome, but that's not the way it's going to be. I did go to school in Iowa and the weather was pretty (bad) there for most of my career. Spring ball was about as bad as it gets. So, I think our team's prepared for it, and … that's where running the football helps. The worse the weather is, probably the more important for both teams running the football is."

Injury notes: For the official injury report, click here.

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