It's been quite the year for Mike Otto: After four years of being a reserve for one of the healthiest tackle tandems in the NFL, he finally got his first start as an offensive lineman (his only other previous start was as a third tackle on the first play of a game a few years ago), and he lined up at TE for the first time in his career filling in for Craig Stevens.
Jim Wyatt reports that David Stewart will return to practice this week, Jared Cook doesn't have any lingering effects from the concussion he sustained on Sunday, Ruud will take longer to recover and Tommie Campbell is questionable for this weekend. The team is also saying that Hasselbeck's injury didn't get any worse on Sunday, which is a relief to me.
Chris Johnson was tabbed as one of PK's Offensive Players of the Week.
Audibles at the Line was a good read as always.
The Texans are working out Jeff Garcia (for the second week in a row) and Jake Delholme now that the need another QB, but Kubiak is saying that no matter who they sign T.J Yates is going to get his chance as the starter this Sunday. That's great timing for our interests, as the Texans will face their toughest opponents left on the schedule in the Falcon at home and the Bengals on the road.
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