Tight end Garrett Graham was a full participant in practice on Thursday, an excellent sign for the Texans as they prepare to face the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Graham was limited in Wednesday's practice after suffering a concussion Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. He missed the Texans' Dec. 10 game at New England with a concussion suffered on Dec. 2 at Tennessee. Graham was limited in practice for that entire week but was not cleared to play in the game and did not travel with the team to Foxboro.
Every Texans player practiced on Thursday, three days before their game at New England. Cornerback Alan Ball (foot) was limited after sitting out Wednesday because the Texans practiced indoors on turf. Tight end Owen Daniels (shoulder), right tackle Derek Newton (knee), nose tackle Shaun Cody (back), defensive end Antonio Smith (ankle), left guard Wade Smith (knee) and guard Antoine Caldwell (back) also were limited.
The Patriots listed 20 players as limited for the second consecutive day. Among them were tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip), tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle), defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), guard Logan Mankins (ankle/calf), linebacker Jerod Mayo (elbow), linebacker Rob Ninkovich (hip), cornerback Aqib Talib (hip) and wide receiver Wes Welker (ankle).