More snaps coming Friday
Mills is expected to see an increase in playing time Friday against the Rams after playing two series in the preseason opener last week, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports. "We wanted to give him limited work, just getting him out there on the football field was what we were looking for," Houston head coach Lovie Smith said.
Mills and the first-team offense floundered last week, going three-and-out on two drives. It should be noted that Houston didn't have three of its projected starting five on the offensive line. More personnel -- on the offensive line and at wide receiver -- are expected to play Friday.
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Akins was elevated to the Texans' active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Jordan (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Chargers.
Brown (hip/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Chargers.
Pierce (hip) returned to a full practice Thursday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Jordan (ankle) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Pierce (hip) was limited at practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Jordan (ankle) wasn't present for the open portion of Wednesday's practice and will be listed as a non-participant on the Texans' first Week 4 injury report, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Howard did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Bears in Week 3.
Brown caught three of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Chicago in Week 3.
Dorsett caught his lone target for 15 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Bears in Week 3.