Not practicing to begin week
Cooks (calf) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Cooks may have picked up the calf issue in last Thursday's practice, when he was listed as a limited participant before sitting out Friday's session entirely and then being ruled out in advance of Sunday's eventual loss to the Browns. The wideout's continued absence from practice to begin Week 14 prep doesn't bode well for his initial chances of suiting up this Sunday in Dallas, but the Texans will see what kind of progress -- if any -- he makes during their next two practices before deciding on his status.
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Cooks told front office personnel that he does not want to be part of Houston's rebuilding process, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Driskel completed two of two passes for 13 yards and had three carries for seven yards in a 32-31 win over the Colts in Week 18.
Pierce said he is "on schedule" in his recovery from an ankle injury suffered Dec. 11 against the Cowboys, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Moore caught two of six targets for 22 yards in a 32-31 win over the Colts in Week 18.
Rodgers caught three of four targets for 22 yards in a 32-31 victory over Indianapolis in Week 18.
Burkhead caught one of two targets for one yard in a 32-31 victory over the Colts in Week 18.
Texans general manager Nick Caserio said Wednesday that Metchie (illness) could be ready to participate in the offseason program, Daniel Gotera of KHOU 11 Houston reports.
Quitoriano caught three of four targets for 83 yards in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Colts in Week 18.
Ogunbowale had 11 carries for 33 yards and caught five of six targets for five yards in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Colts in Week 18.
Freeman rushed seven times for 15 yards and brought in his only target for two yards in the Texans' 32-31 win over the Colts on Sunday.