Cornerback Johnathan Joseph returned to the practice field for the Houston Texans on Friday, though his status for Sunday's matchup with the Baltimore Ravens remains uncertain.
Joseph, a Pro Bowl selection in 2011 and one of the Texans' core defensive players, sat out Wednesday and Thursday with a sore groin before taking part in a portion of Friday's session. Head coach Gary Kubiak said the seventh-year veteran will be a game-time decision for the AFC South leader's Week 7 clash with the AFC North front-running Ravens.
"Johnathan did practice today on a limited basis," said Kubiak. "It was very positive. I think we're heading in the right direction, but the decision will be made on Sunday morning."
Twelve Houston players were listed as probable for the game, including nose tackle Shaun Cody (back), linebacker Bradie James (calf), right guard Antoine Caldwell (concussion) and running back Ben Tate (toe).
Safety Quintin Demps, recovering from fractures to both his left forearm and right thumb, is considered questionable.