Ryan Griffin returned to the practice field on Monday for the first time in nearly two months. Griffin is coming off the injured reserve with designation to return after suffering an MCL sprain in the season opener against Kansas City.
"He was moving around pretty good," head coach Bill O'Brien said after practice. "I thought he looked pretty good."
The third-year tight end said he'll still have to play with a knee brace. It will be a lighter version of what he wore while he rehabbed for the past eight weeks.
"I'll see how it goes," Griffin said last week. "I've never been out this long, so it's kind of like a new process for me. But I'm excited and I get that extra day with it being on Monday night, so just ready to get out there."
Players had an additional day of practice on Monday, after a Sunday off due to the Week 9 bye. The (3-5) Texans will travel to Cincinnati to face the Bengals on Monday, Nov. 16. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT on ESPN and SportsRadio 610.