Texans Defensive Tackle Amobi Okoye a Game-Time Decision
Okoye, a four-year veteran starter with eight career sacks, sustained a right ankle injury in Wednesday's practice and did not work Thursday. He worked Friday, but Texans coach Gary Kubiak said the practice was relatively light and that a decision on Okoye's status will be made Sunday.
The Texans, who beat Indianapolis in the regular-season opener, visit Washington Sunday.
"He's feeling better," Kubiak told reporters of Okoye after practice Friday. "He did what we did today, but we weren't very physical today."
Kubiak said Okoye wore a boot Thursday as a precautionary measure.
"He tweaked his ankle, it swelled so we tried to get him off of it," Kubiak said.
Kubiak said rookie Earl Mitchell likely will play extensively in Okoye's place if the latter can't play.
"Earl has done some good stuff," Kubiak said. "He hasn't played extensively, all the plays that Amobi played last week. We had to move some guys around, but he's a young kid who has shown some promise and if he gets an opportunity we'll see."
Kubiak also said cornerback Antwaun Molden will be a game-time decision.
"He has practiced this week on a limited basis," Kubiak said. "We have to make sure have him for the long haul so we'll see."