Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Practice reports: Foster does, Lewis doesn't
By Paul Kuharsky
Arian Foster was a full participant in practice for Houston Wednesday, good news for the Texans as they prepare for a trip to Miami.
Marcedes Lewis did not practice for Jacksonville Wednesday, bad news for the Jaguars as they prepare for a trip to New York to face the Jets.
Both teams did well last week despite the injury to key players. Foster (hamstring) didn’t suit up for the Texans’ win against the Colts. Lewis (calf) didn’t finish the Jaguars' win against the Titans.
The Texans showed good running back depth as Derrick Ward scored a touchdown before he left the game with an ankle injury. (He didn’t practice Wednesday.) Ben Tate topped 100 yards as the primary back the rest of the day.
The Jaguars entered their game without their No. 2 tight end, Zach Miller, who was a scratch with a knee injury. Zach Potter saw time once Marcedes Lewis was out, but was not targeted by Luke McCown.
Against the blitz-heavy Jets, who defend the run well, the Jaguars would really miss Lewis.