Friday, October 31, 2003
Carr unlikely to be available Sunday
HOUSTON -- Texans quarterback David Carr probably will miss
Sunday's game against the Panthers with an injured right ankle --
even if the team's other two QBs are knocked out.
"David did more light jogging. You can see his ankle has
improved," coach Dom Capers said after practice Friday. "I would
say we probably would not have him be the third quarterback on
Veteran Tony Banks will start Sunday in place of Carr, who was
hurt last weekend at Indianapolis. Rookie Dave Ragone, who never
has taken an NFL snap, will be his backup.
If Banks and Ragone are sidelined, Capers would turn to wide
receiver Jabar Gaffney, who put in a little practice this week
taking snaps. Gaffney played some quarterback in high school and is
1-of-2 for 39 yards and a touchdown on two trick plays with the
Also, defensive end Gary Walker (injured toe) was ruled out of
Sunday's game, and right outside linebacker Charlie Clemons (left
ankle) most likely won't play.