OWINGS MILLS, Md. — A day after it looked like veteran wide receiver Lee Evans was on the right track to making his return to the field against the Houston Texans on Sunday, he found himself back in a familiar position.
Not participating in practice.
Evans, along with safety Tom Zbikowski, did not practice on Thursday after being listed as limited participants a day earlier. Left guard Ben Grubbs was listed as limited for the second straight day, but the offensive lineman was not doing much during the portion of practice open to media and did not appear to have his helmet with him on the field.
Zbikowski is still dealing with symptoms from a concussion sustained against the New York Jets on Oct. 2 and has not been cleared for contact.
The four other players listed as limited on Wednesday’s report participated fully on Thursday, including safety Haruki Nakamura, who missed the Jets game with a torn PCL in his knee, and return specialist David Reed, who has not played since sustaining a shoulder injury against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2.
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub participated in Thursday’s practice on a limited basis after sitting out Wednesday with a shoulder injury. The veteran quarterback is expected to play on Sunday.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE – CB Chris Carr (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (ankle), WR Lee Evans (ankle), S Tom Zbikowski (head)
LIMITED – G Ben Grubbs (toe)
FULL PARTICIPANT – LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), S Haruki Nakamura (knee), WR David Reed (shoulder), RB Anthony Allen (thigh)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE – FB James Casey (chest), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (illness)
LIMITED – QB Matt Schaub (right shoulder), LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring), RB Arian Foster (quad), WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow/hamstring/knee)
FULL PARTICIPANT – G Mike Brisiel (ankle/knee), CB Brandon Harris (hamstring), CB Jason Allen (knee/groin), G Thomas Austin (knee), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), WR Jacoby Jones (knee), CB Brice McCain (hamstring/concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), DE Antonio Smith (ankle), RB Ben Tate (groin/Achilles), RB Derrick Ward (ankle)