Texans TE Pharaoh Brown returns to practice after ankle, shoulder injuries

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HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown returned to practice Friday after being sidelined this week with ankle and shoulder injuries.

Brown, who had four catches and a career-high 67 receiving yards in the Texans' 37-21 season-opening win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, did not participate in practices Wednesday and Thursday.

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Brown was seen participating in team drills during the Texans' outdoor practice Friday at the Methodist Training Center across from NRG Stadium.

A Cleveland native and former Browns player, the Texans' starting tight end made it clear earlier this week he's looking forward to the homecoming.

"Probably some food. I called my mom, I need a home-cooked meal when I come back," Brown said when I asked him about what he's most looking forward to about going back to Cleveland (the Texans played there last season, losing 10-7). "But honestly, it’s just always fun playing home. It’s kind of always a personal game for me. I’m just excited to go back and hopefully have better results than when we went back there last year."

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