Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson missed the bulk of Wednesday's practice as he continues to recover from a lung contusion, but head coach Gary Kubiak was cautiously optimistic about the chances that the three-time Pro Bowler will play at Buffalo on Sunday.
"Andre ran a bunch today and did the pre-practice stuff but did not practice," Kubiak said. "But he took a step forward today. He did not participate in practice, but I'm encouraged by what he did."
Kubiak briefly explained when he expects Johnson, who leads the NFL with 634 receiving yards, to return to action.
"If there are no setbacks, I think we'll be smart with him, get him to Friday and see where we're at," Kubiak said. "I feel good about what I saw him do today."