"Duane participated today," Kubiak said. "We were pretty light in what we did, so that I could get everybody involved."
"Duane did everything," Kubiak said. "He actually stayed out there a little bit extra. It was a big step in the right direction. But he's still day-to-day."
Starting right guard Brandon Brooks missed practice Wednesday with a toe injury. Brooks was injured during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He, along with linebacker Tim Dobbins, was not on the field at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
When asked about Brooks' availability for the Sunday night matchup with the 49ers, head coach Gary Kubiak was uncertain.
"I don’t know," Kubiak said. "He didn’t practice today. He’s battling a toe. We’ll see where he’s at each day."
What is it with the Texans' offensive line and toe maladies this year? And why doesn't Geoff Kaplan have a bucket of spare toes at the ready?