Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said that if the medical reports on RB Steve Slaton are good, the third-year back will be able to participate fully in training camp.
"If they cut him loose, we'll go to work," Kubiak said. "We need to get his confidence back about getting hit and stuff."
Earlier, the Texans Web site said Arian Foster would get the work with the first team. Slaton is second on the depth chart and between the two they should get a bulk of the work this year. It remains to be seen which back will have more fantasy value though. Rookie RB Ben Tate will also be in the mix, but is probably behind after missing May and June practices.