--The Houston Texans continue to take a cautious approach with Pro Bowl defensive end Gary Walker.
Walker, who has been sidelined nearly
four weeks with a sprained left shoulder, will practice on a limited basis this
week and is doubtful for Sunday's game at New Orleans.
suffered the injury in a preseason game Aug. 15 against Dallas.
"We will see where he is and see what he can do (this week)," Texans coach Dom
Capers said a decision whether Walker can play
likely would not be made until game day.
Despite the absence of
Walker, the Texans had one of the best run defense performances in the brief
history of the franchise, holding last year's NFL rushing champ Ricky Williams
to 69 yards on 17 carries.
Six-year veteran Corey Sears, making
only his fourth career start, had two tackles while starting at left defensive
end for Walker.
-- LB Antwan Peek is out indefinitely with a
sprained lateral collateral ligament in his right knee suffered in the Texans'
season opening victory against the Dolphins. The injury means Steve Foley is the
only healthy backup outside linebacker on the roster.
Steve Foley moves into the backup role behind starter Charlie Clemons at right
outside linebacker with rookie Antwan Peek out indefinitely with an injured
-- LB Troy Evans re-aggravated a groin injury during the
season opener and will be limited in practice this week.
Jay Foreman finished with seven tackles and one sack against the Dolphins
despite playing with a sprained neck that has bothered him for two
-- When WR Corey Bradford scores it's usually on a big
play. Bradford has averaged 46.1 yards on his seven touchdown catches with the
Texans dating back to last season.
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