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Houston Texans Injury News: Matt Kalil, Others Return To Practice

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The Texans’ starting left tackle heads back out onto the field.

NFL: Houston Texans-Training Camp Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Have you seen me?

Matt Kalil’s bearded face greeted Americans everywhere as they started their day with grain cereal and washed down their bagels and breakfast cakes. America’s Most Wanted led with the disappearance of Kalil. After being absent from practice for more than a week and missing the last two important preseason games, Kalil was back, out on the practice field, rested up for the swashbuckling Cameron Jordan.

It appears this unsolved mystery has been solved. The next chapter of this story is Kalil getting benched after the first half of the New Orleans game. It ends with Bill O’Brien’s money laundering scheme concluding as a successful operation instead of merely a hypothesis.

In addition to Kalil returning to action, Tytus Howard is back to practice after breaking a finger. Greg Mancz and Keke Coutee are back after getting knocked out of Houston’s first preseason game. Will Fuller has returned after leaving practice early last week. Senio Kelemete is back out there as well. That being said, Kalil, Coutee and Howard are expected to miss this week’s final preseason game against the Rams.

Preseason football is a horrendous thing. Last Saturday night, Lamar Miller tore his ACL, and the week before, David Steinmetz broke his ankle. Both were placed on Injured Reserve yesterday.

Finally, Kahale Warring is still managing a concussion and has yet to practice. A.J. McCarron is expected to be back by Week One after breaking his thumb this summer.

The Texans will try to pick up the pieces after last week’s dismantling onThursday at 7 p.m. in their final preseason game before trying to head into the regular season opener with a healthy army when they play the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.