The Texans have designated wide receiver Danny Amendola and defensive end DeMarcus Walker for return from injured reserve.
Amendola underwent arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus and was placed on injured reserve. Walker has recovered from a strained hamstring.
Amendola, 35, has caught 17 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown on 29 targets since signing a one-year, $2.5 million contract. He missed four games with a strained hamstring earlier this season. The former Texas Tech standout has 610 career receptions for 6,099 yards and 22 touchdowns in 162 career games and 72 starts, including stints with the Detroit Lions, New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams.