Texans' Marcus Cannon to practice, Lane Taylor still sidelined

Texans veteran offensive tackle Marcus Cannon returns to practice Monday for the first time after undergoing offseason arthroscopic knee surgery and suffering a strained calf.

Cannon is expected to practice on a limited basis Monday, according to coach David Culley.

Meanwhile, offensive guard Lane Taylor, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament, isn't ready to practice yet. 

Both Cannon and Taylor started training camp on the active-physically unable to perform list.

Culley said at the start of training camp he expected both players to be ready for the start of the regular season.

“They're making progress at that," Culley said Friday morning at training camp. "They're both right on schedule when the surgeries happen and whatnot, they're both right on schedule right now, and their rehab is going great. We'll just see as it goes, but we anticipate that happening.”

The Texans obtained Cannon, a former Texas Christian standout from Odessa, a 2021 fifth-round draft pick and a 2021 sixth-round draft pick from the New England Patriots in exchange for the Texans' 2021 fourth-round draft pick originally obtained from the Arizona Cardinals and a 2021 sixth-round draft pick.

Taylor, 31, played for Texans offensive line coach James Campen in Green Bay after going undrafted out of Oklahoma State and earned the starting right guard position.

When healthy, Taylor is expected to compete for the starting right guard job.

Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 seasons, including the Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. He has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He’s on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128.

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