Deshaun Watson has been impressive in this week’s practice despite his limited playing time.
A chest injury has limited the quarterback’s work leading up to the Texans’ Week 6 matchup, but that hasn’t stopped coach Bill O’Brien from praising the work Watson has been able to do.
“Do I think he will play?” O’Brien said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I’ll let the injury report give you the most updated information, but he’s been able to do some things in practice.”
Watson didn’t throw the ball Thursday, but did Friday during a portion of practice open to the media, the Chronicle reported.
However, his status for Sunday’s game against the Bills is still undetermined.
O’Brien went on to say Watson’s mobility has been “good,” but declined to say whether the second-year quarterback is a game-time decision.
If Watson is out of Sunday’s game, backup Brandon Weeden will get the start with third-string quarterback Joe Webb the next, next man up.
“He can spin the ball, really knows our offense,” O’Brien said of Weeden. “Good guy, good teammate. He understands how to approach every day like a pro. Brandon is a good guy to have in the building.
“Joe Webb is a really good pro, been great to have him in the building. We have a really good quarterback room.”
Houston will welcome Buffalo to NRG Stadium. The Texans will enter the game 2-3 and third in the AFC South with the Bills mirroring their record and place in the AFC East. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.