Texans' Brandin Cooks, Chris Conley Terrance Mitchell return from illnesses

Texans veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks returned to practice after missing the previous two days with a non-COVID-19 illness.

Cooks leads the Texans with 62 receptions for 704 yards and three touchdowns.

Cooks is listed as questionable.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Chris Conley (18 receptions, 223 yards, one touchdown) and starting cornerback Terrance Mitchell (44 tackles, one interception, three forced fumbles) also returned to practice. Mitchell participated fully.

Conley is questionable.

Running back David Johnson (illness) didn't practice along with safety Terrence Brooks (hamstring), defensive end DeMarcus Walker (hamstring), center-guard Justin McCray (concussion protocol) and quarterback Deshaun Watson (non-injury reasons-personal matter) didn't practice. 

Wide receiver Danny Amendola (arthroscopic knee surgery, torn meniscus) is expected to be out three to four games and his status for the remainder of the season is undetermined.

The Texans officially ruled out Amendola, Brooks, Walker, McCray and Watson.

Starting defensive ends Jon Greenard (foot) and Jacob Martin (shin) have practiced all week on a limited basis.

Greenard is questionable, but expected to play. 

Center Cole Toner (illness) is questionable.

The Texans' offensive line is expected to be comprised of left tackle Tytus Howard, left guard Lane Taylor, right guard Max Scharping and right tackle Charlie Heck on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. 

Veteran center Justin Britt has practiced all week and is expected to play Sunday. He needs to be activated from injured reserve-designated for return to play. If he can't go after returning to practice last week when he was designated for return from injured reserve, then rookie Jimmy Morrissey would start his fourth game in a row.

Starting linebacker Christian Kirksey (thumb surgery) has practiced all week after being designated for return from injured reserve and is another candidate to be back Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

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