Quintin Demps returned to practice on Wednesday and hopes to be on the field for Saturday's Divisional Round game at New England.
"Good to have him back out there," head coach Bill O'Brien said. 'He's doing good. We'll just have to see, still probably day-to-day but doing good."
Demps left the Texans AFC Wild Card game with a hamstring injury and did not return. The nine-year veteran led all safeties and tied for second in the NFL with six interceptions this season. Demps picked off opposing quarterbacks in a franchise-record four consecutive games from Weeks 14-17.
The Texans starting safety is optimistic about his return for Houston's second playoff game. He is one of just four players (Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, and Jon Weeks) who has played in every postseason game in Texans history, including the 2012 Divisional game against the Patriots.
"It's just that, a chess match for four quarters," Demps said. "You have to disguise. You have to play good technique. He (Tom Brady) will find your weakness real fast. So, we have to be on our A game for sure."
The Texans will travel to Gillette Stadium to face the New England Patriots for the AFC Divisional game on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
Check out the best photos from Wednesday's practice as the Texans prepare for Saturday night's playoff game against the Patriots.