The Texans got contributions from several role players in Monday's 30-23 loss at Pittsburgh. Backup running back Alfred Blue ran five times for 14 yards and took a dumpoff pass 11 yards for his first career touchdown.
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney was held out of Wednesday's practice, the team announced. Clowney returned Week 8 after missing six weeks with a knee injury and made one tackle in the win at Tennessee.
Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus registered his first two sacks of the season in Monday's loss at Pittsburgh. On one of the sacks, Mercilus stripped quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his third career forced fumble.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said running back Marcus Lattimore will come off the non-football injury list Wednesday, opening his 21-day practice window. The team must decide in those three weeks whether to put Lattimore on the active roster.