Pro Bowl tackle Duane Brown and rookie safety Kurtis Drummond remained in the NFL concussion testing protocol Monday after leaving the game Sunday with concussions,Joe Flacco Jersey but were improving Monday.
Veteran cornerback Kareem Jackson (sprained right ankle), wide receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and rookie inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney (concussion) are still recovering from injuries.
--Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was complimentary of veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork.Derek Carr Jersey
Wilfork has drawn some criticism in NFL circles for not being more productive, recording just eight tackles in eight starts. Wilfork has zero tackles during the past two games.
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As a two-gapping nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme, Wilfork's primary responsibility is to clog up blocks so linebackers can make tackles. However, the Texans are allowing 123.Teddy Bridgewater Jersey5 rushing yards per game and 4.4 yards per carry with 988 rushing yards and seven touchdown runs surrendered.
"He's done his job," O'Brien said.Antonio Brown Jersey "I think he's done what we've asked him to do coming in here. He's in the middle taking up a lot of space, taking up a lot of blocks freeing guys up."
--The Texans worked out former New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens running back Akeem Hunt and are signing him to the practice squad.Ronnie Stanley Jersey
The former Purdue starter ran a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day workout. Hunt finished his career with over 4,600 all-purpose yards,Karl Joseph Jersey ranking him among the top backs in Purdue history along with Kory Sheets and Mike Alstott.
--Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was noncommittal on if the team will be active at the NFL trading deadline, but didn't sound like the team was going to change the roster significantly, if at all.Peyton Manning Jersey
The deadline is Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Central time.
"Look,Will Fuller Jersey the trading deadline is around the corner here; there's always roster discussions every single day," O'Brien said. "Right now, there's really nothing to be reported anyways."
When asked about working in a new player, O'Brien replied: "I don't really see that coming, so for me to answer that question doesn't really make sense."