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Practice report: Schaub could be No. 2 QB


The Texans will decide this weekend if Matt Schaub will back up Sage Rosenfels at quarterback. Schaub took all of the reps with the scout team in Saturday's practice.

Schaub could backup Rosenfels: Quarterback Matt Schaub practiced for the third consecutive day without any setbacks, taking his reps with the scout team.

Coach Gary Kubiak said that Sage Rosenfels will start on Monday against Jacksonville, but Schaub could be the backup quarterback. Kubiak will evaluate film of Schaub from Saturday's practice to determine whether he will dress in the game.

Kubiak noted that Schaub is ahead of schedule in his rehab.

"He's not himself, but he's awful close," Kubiak said. "He's made a lot more progress than we thought he would make. I'd say we're a week ahead."

To read more about Schaub, click **here**.

Moats, Sapp to get snaps: Running back Ryan Moats will spell rookie Steve Slaton on Monday. Moats has recovered from an ankle injury he suffered on Nov. 16 against the Colts and should see more carries with Ahman Green gone for the season on injured reserve.

Moats was signed to the active roster on Oct. 28 and been a big contributor on kickoff returns. Last Sunday at Cleveland, he recovered an onside kick late in the second quarter. So far this season, he has 10 rushes for 51 yards.

Cecil Sapp has been getting reps at fullback, but he could see time at halfback.

"He's just a big banger," Kubiak said of Sapp. "He's a zone runner. I mean, that's what he's done. He understands protections. So, it's the most logical move for us to make at this point going into this game, but you could very well see him on the field."

Injury updates: Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye (ankle) was not limited in his last two practices of the week and is expected to carry his normal load against the Jags.

"I think he played about 25 plays last week," Kubiak said. "His normal load is probably 40, somewhere in there, so he should be able to carry his load."

For the official injury report, click **here**.

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