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The latest on Brandon Brooks, Brooks Reed

Brandon Brooks, a surprising last-minute addition to the list of inactives during Thursday night's game against Indianapolis, is doing much better Friday. Rookie Xavier Su'a-Filo started at right guard for Brooks, who was dealing with illness heading into the Texans Week 6 matchup with the Colts.

"He woke up sick yesterday," head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday. "He had nausea and had that bad bug, so we had to de-activate him, but he's doing better today."

Brooks had to go to the emergency room for his virus but was discharged Friday morning.

Linebacker Brooks Reed was banged during the game and is day-to-day, according to O'Brien.

"Again, I would list him in the day-to-day category, but I think he should be OK. We'll know more about that next week, over the weekend we'll see how he does, but he should be OK."

The Texans have ten days off before their next game on Monday, October 20. Houston will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and SportsRadio 610.

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