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Practice report: Davis getting more reps


Houston and Jacksonville will meet for the 13th time with the Texans owning a 7-5 series lead.

Davis to see more action: André Davis didn't see much action at wide receiver in Week 1 against the Steelers. Last Sunday at Tennessee, Davis was given a significant role on offense, lining up a number of times on the outside. The seventh-year pro finished with two receptions for a total of 60 yards, including a 49-yard catch.

Head coach Gary Kubiak would like to see Davis, who was a consistent deep threat last season, get more involved in the offense against the Jags.

"He deserves to get on the field," Kubiak said. "He played well on special teams last week. He played well when we gave him his chances to make plays. And when guys do that, then you've got to get them out there and give them opportunities. He should be a big part of what we're doing all the time. He's earned that right, and we'll get him the ball."

{QUOTE}Davis has been playing behind Andre Johnson and he saw his numbers soar when Johnson was sidelined for seven games last season. David finished the year with six touchdowns and he caught 33 passes for 583 yards.

Issues at long snapper: Long snapper Bryan Pittman had one of his worst outings at Tennessee. The sixth-year pro botched a snap for the extra point after Steve Slaton's second-quarter touchdown, forcing Kris Brown to abort his kick.

Pittman's struggles are forcing the Texans to look at other options at long snapper.

"It's been an issue," Kubiak said. He (Pittman) has struggled, not just last week, but he has had some rough snaps throughout the course of the last month. So we got him some extra work this week, even more than we give him normally. We're working the (Clark) Harris kid also, who can snap, who's on our practice squad."

Last year against the Chargers, Pittman broke his streak of 598 successful snaps on both field goals and punts.

"Yeah, he has been consistent my few years here," Kubiak said. "But, like I said, he had some issues in training camp and it raised itself again last week. In this league, you count on those things being automatic and when they're not, it can really, really affect the football game. That extra point affected the game the rest of the way. So it's something that has got to be automatic."

Injury updates: Running back Ahman Green continued to take reps with the scout team and will day-to-day for the rest of the week.

"He practiced more today than he did yesterday, so that was positive," Kubiak said. "We beat on him a little bit today. So we'll see how he comes out tomorrow. I think we're day to day."

Defensive tackle Travis Johnson also got more practice time. Johnson did not travel to Tennessee because of a sprained knee.

"(He) has practiced better this week than he did last week," Kubiak said. "We'll still continue to evaluate him through tomorrow and make a decision."

Defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina, a 16th-year pro, started in Johnson's place and held his own against the run.

"He played solid," Kubiak said of Zgonina. "He played very hard. Frank (Okam) showed some good things. He really chased the ball and worked extremely hard. He's a young guy with a lot of upside so we have to keep working him."

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