Schaub said being banged up is just part of life in the NFL and that the Texans will have to work through their problems to prepare for the Titans. Schaub was limited in practice Wednesday, with backup Matt Leinart taking some of the repetitions. The Texans plan to use Leinart a lot in practice as the season goes on to give Schaub some rest.
Kubiak said Johnson has been making progress and hasn't had any setbacks. He has been running and catching passes but has yet to practice with the team. Kubiak said Johnson could return to practice before the end of the week, and the coach wouldn't rule out the receiver for Sunday yet.
"Well, first off, I'm not going to say no. I'm not going to say it," Kubiak said when asked if there was a chance Johnson would play. "He's got to reach the practice field before he plays in a game, and he's not done that yet. Everything is going exactly the way we thought it would go."
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