Texans' John Metchie III returns to practice, Laremy Tunsil sits with knee injury


(SportsRadio 610) - With wide receiver Noah Brown placed on the injured reserve list Wednesday, the Texans also welcomed back to practice John Metchie III.

Metchie was among seven players who were limited in practice Wednesday, an upgrade from not participating in previous weeks due to a hamstring injury.

A second-round pick by the Texans last year from Alabama, Metchie spent the 2022 season under treatment for leukemia. The hamstring injury set him back even more and it is unclear how much he factors into Houston's plans in Sunday's home-opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

"It's good having Metchie back out there with us," head coach DeMeco Ryans said. "Metchie has been working hard to get back. He's put in the work and we'll see where he ends up this week. Happy to have him back out there and we'll see how he progresses throughout the week."

Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil did not practice Wednesday, listed on the injury report with a knee, but he indicated it was mostly a rest day and is expected to play Sunday against the Colts.

George Fant was also limited in practice after a shoulder injury sustained in the Ravens game. If he is able to play, expect to see the same starting offensive line against the Colts (left to right): Tunsil, Josh Jones, Jarrett Patterson, Shaq Mason and Fant.

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