Houston Texans running back Ben Tate missed Thursday's practice with a sore hamstring.

Tate, who also missed Wednesday's practice, has 178 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 43 carries this season.

Justin Forsett signed with Houston during the offseason and is expected to back up Arian Foster if Tate can't play.

In addition, defensive tackle Shaun Cody was a limited participant in practice after missing Wednesday's session.