As expected, Houston Texans starting TE Owen Daniels (hamstring) will not play Thursday evening against the host Philadelphia Eagles. Daniels is the only starter for Houston who has been ruled out for the game. Veteran TE Joel Dreessen will fill in again for him.
Starting WR Kevin Walter (hamstring-questionable), who participated in Wednesday's walk-through in limited fashion, should be in the lineup against the Eagles. The team is hopeful that No. 3 WR David Anderson (hamstring-questionable) will return from a one-game absence. If Anderson is unable to play, fourth-year WR Jacoby Jones would fill in.
Elsewhere, the Texans placed undrafted rookie S Torri Williams (hamstring) on injured reserve. The team signed sixth-round pick G Shelley Smith to replace Williams on the 53-man roster.
-- Adam Caplan