Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli
"It's my job to be a starter. Every player that comes into the league it's their job to grow ino a starter," Shiloh Keo #Texans
"We just have to go out and play. Hopefully next week you don’t get a letter from the league saying you’re fined." Joseph #Texans
"I don’t think anyone really knows the line," Johnathan Joseph on the line between a legal and illegal hit. #Texans
DeAndre Hopkins is still in phase 1 after suffering a concussion on Saturday. #Texans
Arian Foster went through all of practice today, as did DeVier Posey. They did well, Kubiak said. #Texans
T.J. Yates will be the second quarterback for the #Texans Sunday.
"Disappointed, thought we had an excellent chance of getting him back the 1st week," Kubiak on Antonio Smith's suspension upheld. #Texans
Drew Dougherty @DoughertyDrew
Safety Shiloh Keo now at podium. Said he feels like a veteran now, feels comfortable on field now.
"We stand behind Antonio 100%. He makes the defense go."--CB Johnathan Joseph
CB Johnathan Joseph at podium now. Said Ed Reed knows #Texans playbook front and back. Will be like 2nd coach on field.
"All these kids know who he is,"- Gary Kubiak on presence P Shane Lechler brings to #Texans special teams meeting room.
Kubiak: we've been cautious with punter Shane Lechler. "There's a chance he could punt a couple times in this game."
Kubiak: DeAndre Hopkins is feeling a lot better and was in meetings today, but is still in Phase 1 of concussion protocol.
"Whatever time is left, I'm going to split between T.J. and Case."-Kubiak on playing time after Schaub exits. #Texans
Kubiak: Devier Posey will not play for #Texans on Sunday.
QB TJ Yates will be first off bench after Matt Schaub, according to Kubiak.
Kubiak: Tim Jamison will start Sunday in place of Antonio Smith.
Kubiak: We understand it as a team, we accept it, and we have to meet the challenge.
Gary Kubiak at podium now. Disappointed that Antonio Smith's appeal was denied.
James Palmer @JPalmerCSN
"Guy like that has a huge catch radius. 9 times out 10 he's going to come down with it." - Kareem Jackson on DeAndre Hopkins. #Texans
Kareem Jackson on where he ranks Drew Brees, "maybe top 3. Guy is unbelievable". #Texans
Keo doesn't know if he will be used in the return game Sunday. Said it might be game time decision. #Texans
"No one really knows the line." - Joseph talking about where you can and can't hit players. #Texans #Texanstalk
"you can't ask for a better guy than Drew" - Joseph on going against Brees in the important preseason game 3 tune up. #Texans
"I've reminded those 2 Aggies they better kick well." - Gary Kubiak after asked if he talks with friends about having A&M kickers. #Texans
there is a chance for Shane Lechler to kick Sunday. #Texans
Arian Foster ruled out 4 Sunday. DeAndre Hopkins still in phase 1 of concussion protocol. There was never any plan for him to play. #Texans
Tim Jamison will start for Antonio Smith and T.J. Yates will go with 2nd team. Arian Foster took scout team reps. No Posey Sunday. #Texans
Deepi Sidhu @DeepSlant
Kareem says he dropped his weight from 195 to about 187 since he entered league. Being lighter and faster is what he needs at his position.
Kareem Jackson (on Drew Brees): Makes great reads. He puts the ball only where his guys can get it.
Johnathan Joseph: This year's receiving corp is the most talented it's been. @HoustonTexans have 5-6 guys who can step in at any time.