The Houston Texans entered the week with some uncertainty surrounding two of their top offensive players — starting left tackle Duane Brown and receiver Andre Johnson.
And as the practice week is closing, the status of each for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks remains a little unclear.
The Houston Chronicle reports that “only did a little bit” in practice today but that it appears he should be ready to play.
Brown, a first time All-Pro pick last year, sat out last week’s game against Baltimore with a sore toe.
The Chronicle also reports that Johnson was limited to individual drills due to a bruised shin suffered against the Ravens last week and that he officially will be a gametime decision, though the general expectation seems to be that he will play.
The Chronicle also reports that Houston’s starting cornerbacks — Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph — didn’t practice Thursday, Jackson under the weather and Joseph due to a sore toe. But the paper says each is expected to return to practice on Friday.
UPDATE — Here’s a post-practice quote from Johnson:
Andre Johnson is hoping 2 play: "I've been feeling better.I'm doing everything I can 2 make sure I'm on the field.I look forward 2 playing."
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 26, 2013