The Texans got a nice surprise Monday when safety Danieal Manning participated in his first practice since breaking his left leg October 23 against the Titans. Manning is back sooner than expected since he was supposed to be out six to eight weeks. Manning missed five weeks with the injury.
"When I rehabbed, those guys in the training room did a great job," said Manning. "Kap (trainer Geoff Kaplan) and those guys did a great job with me. I was up here at eight or nine every morning and I didn't get home until two every day."
With quarterback Matt Schaub likely going to injured reserve by mid-week, the Texans are shopping for a third quarterback to add to their roster. With Matt Leinart taking over the starting job, rookie T.J. Yates becomes the back-up.
The Texans are trying out five players for the job Monday: Jeff Garcia, Kellen Clemens, Trent Edwards, Brodie Croyle and former Rice quarterback Chase Clement.
"I think it's probably important (to sign another quarterback)," sai...