PLAYER NEWS Own for Only $--
- Lechler signed a contract with the Texans on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
- Texans signed punter Shane Lechler to a 1-year deal.
- Texans P Shane Lechler (hip) will play in Week 4.
- Shane Lechler (hip) did not practice for a second straight day Thursday.
- Shane Lechler will attempt to play Sunday against the Bills, but the veteran punter acknowledged Thursday he remains unsure whether he’ll be active at game time.
- Shane Lechler is likely out this week for Texans due to muscle injury.
Texans TEAM NEWS Own for Only $--
- Washington (chest) was active during the Texans' preseason opener.
- Fairbairn (quad) kicked the Texans' lone field goal attempt in their preseason opener, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official website reports.
- Ervin regularly lined up as a slot receiver during the Texans' preseason opener against the Panthers, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. He caught his lone target for eight yards and didn't get a rushing attempt.
- Hopkins didn't practice Wednesday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
- Savage believes he needs to get the ball out of his hands quicker, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I think that's the No. 1 thing. We have a great line. They're going to do their best to protect. It's my job to get the ball out there," said Savage.
- White (groin) was placed on the Texans' injured reserve list Tuesday.