Joseph, Foreman return to practice field ahead of Texans Week 11 matchup against Redskins

Texans running back D'Onta Foreman (L) and Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (R).
Texans running back D'Onta Foreman (L) and Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (R). (Getty Images)

HOUSTON – The Texans returned to the practice field Wednesday. The team is coming off its bye week and is preparing for a Week 11 matchup against the Washington Redskins.

Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph, who missed the Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos with a foot injury, returned to the field Wednesday. It was his first practice since the injury and he hoped he would feel good after his first time back on the field and would be ready to play this Sunday.

It was also a return to the practice field after a much longer absence for second-year running back D'onta Foreman. The team initiated the 21-day window for Foreman to begin practicing for the purposes of evaluating him for when or if they would activate him to the 53-man roster.

Foreman was placed on the physically unable to perform list before the season as he continued to rehabilitate from the Achilles injury he suffered last November.

Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue have handled every carry from a running back for the Texans so far this season. Quarterback Deshaun Watson hopes when Foreman returns, he can add something special to the group.

“Another powerhouse, a guy that can run the ball, catch the ball, athletic," Watson said about Foreman. "He just has all the ability in the world to be the best running back he can be. He’s been doing good.”