Several Texans players were back on the practice field for the first time since being placed on injured reserve last season. Among them was RB Steve Slaton, who's coming off of neck surgery and has slimmed down to about 200 pounds this offseason.
"He's looked good," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "He's had a good offseason. He's dropped a little weight. Obviously, if we were hitting today, he would not be hitting. He hasn't been turned loose for that yet. But we should be able to get the whole offseason out of him. Steve will come back. This team needs him to come back big-time."