Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFL Nation [Print without images]

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Matt Schaub misses practice

By Tania Ganguli

HOUSTON -- As expected, the Texans worked two quarterbacks in practice on Wednesday and Matt Schaub watched them.

Schaub was at practice, head coach Gary Kubiak said, but he did not participate as he heals from an injury he sustained Sunday in the Texans' 38-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Schaub has not spoken to reporters since suffering the injury, but he said on a team-run radio show that his foot and ankle were rolled up on when Rams defensive end Chris Long sacked him.

Instead of attend meetings today, Schaub went through rehab, which isn't a great sign for his availability later in the week. Still Kubiak insisted that Schaub could play Sunday without practicing.

"My first start in the NFL, I didn't practice all week," said Kubiak, who was an eighth-round pick for the Denver Broncos in 1983 and spent nine seasons as John Elway's backup. "Elway went skiing and got sick or something."

T.J. Yates and Case Keenum split reps during practice, Kubiak said. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said the quarterbacks always split reps during practice early in the week, paring down to the starter getting the most on Friday.