- Tania Ganguli, ESPN Staff Writer
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HOUSTON -- Two thirds of the Houston Texans' South Carolina wing remained mostly sidelined at practice on Monday.
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and cornerback Johnathan Joseph are day to day. He also said he is not concerned whether either player will miss the Texans' season opener on Sept. 7.
Clowney has been sidelined since colliding with Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme on Wednesday in Colorado.
Joseph is still on a rehab schedule stemming from foot surgery he had after the season. He returned to practice for a few days of training camp before being shut down again. Joseph has said he did not have a setback on his recovery, the Texans are simply being cautious.
The two starters are critical pieces of the Texans' defense, so it's a good thing for the Texans. O'Brien isn't worried about their availability for the games that count.
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