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Three players headed for PUP

Texans coach Gary Kubiak announced today during a news conference that three Texans players will be on the Active Physically Unable to Perform list when training camp begins tomorrow: cornerback Antwaun Molden, defensive tackle Travis Johnson and rookie tight end Anthony Hill, who has a hamstring issue.

Molden was one of the Texans' top special teams players as a rookie but is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered in Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans.

"We think he's a few weeks away, so he will not be out there," Kubiak said. "We'll work with him away from the team atmosphere and work with him individually, but we think he's getting very close."

Rookie center Antoine Caldwell might be on the PUP list but should be taken off of that by tomorrow, and running back Jeremiah Johnson should be fine as well, according to Kubiak.

The Active PUP list differs from Reserve PUP. A player on Active PUP takes up a roster spot and can be removed from the PUP list at any time. Players can remain on the Active PUP until the NFL deadline for the second roster deduction on Sept. 5 (the day after the Texans' preseason finale against the Bucs). At that point, teams must decide whether to place a player on Reserve PUP, which would keep that player out of action until at least Week 6 of the regular season.

Kubiak also said that defensive tackle Amobi Okoye is fine and passed his physical. The team will be cautious with him as he comes off of an offseason knee scope, but Kubiak expects Okoye to practice tomorrow morning. Finally, Kubiak said that linebacker Zac Diles' leg has held up well and that all indiciations are that Diles is at 100 percent.

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