Howard (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Ravens.
Howard was limited in practice all week. QB Deshaun Watson was sacked four times in Week 1, so missing Howard could make it a tough afternoon against Baltimore. His final status will be revealed at 2:55 p.m. EDT on Sunday.
Offensive coordinator Tim Kelly said Tuesday that Howard (knee) has made improvements after having "learned the tricks of the trade" as a rookie.
"Instead of focusing on what his assignment is, he's able to focus on the execution of it," Kelly said, "being physical and doing all the things we ask them to do in that offensive line room." Howard served as the Texans' starting right tackle through the eight games he was healthy in 2019, but his inaugural campaign was cut short due to knee surgery. Now fully recovered, the 24-year-old will look to log a full 16-game slate in 2020.
Howard (knee) is progressing well in his recovery and should be ready for the offseason program, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.
When Howard was healthy in 2019, he was the team's starting right tackle. However, the 23-year-old only suited up eight times in his rookie season, which ended after he underwent surgery to repair meniscus damage in his right knee. Given his current recovery, Howard should be fully cleared for training camp.
Howard underwent successful surgery to repair meniscus damage in his right knee Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Howard will remain on injured reserve for the rest of the 2019 season, but he should be good to go for offseason workouts. The Texans are counting at Chris Clark to draw the start at right tackle down the stretch.
Howard (knee) was put on IR by Houston on Saturday.
This news rules Howard out for the remainder of the season. Chris Clark will likely move into the starting role at right tackle.
Howard (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Patriots, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Howard was able to practice on a limited basis all week but is nonetheless unlikely to play Sunday. Chris Clark is in line to replace the 23-year-old if he is unable to suit up.
Howard (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars in London.
Howard will be making his return to action after missing the previous two contests with a partially torn MCL in his knee. While the starting right tackle is back in the fold, the Texans will be without their top left tackle (Laremy Tunsil, shoulder) in Week 9.
Howard (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Jaguars.
After practicing in limited fashion to start the week, Howard was able to log consecutive workloads Thursday and Friday. Thus, he appears to be sitting more on the probable side of his designation, but final conformation on his status will come closer to game time.
Howard (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Howard appears to have fully recovered from his lingering knee issue. After a two-game absence, the rookie first-round pick looks set to retake the field Week 9 and start at right tackle.
Howard (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Howard missed the previous two games after sustaining a knee injury during a win over the Chiefs in Week 6. He's one of two tackles that are limited -- Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) is the other -- as Houston prepares for a Sunday morning matchup against the Jaguars in London.
Howard (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Howard is continuing to rehab from an MCL injury, and he'll miss his second straight game. Roderick Johnson (neck) will slot in if he's healthy, otherwise Dan Skipper is expected to start at right tackle.
Howard (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
Howard was absent from practice all week after having to be carted off the field Week 6 against the Chiefs. Roderick Johnson should continue to fill in while the 23-year-old is out.
Howard doesn't have a torn ACL but will undergo additional tests, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
This initial report is good news for Howard, who was carted off the field during Sunday's win over the Chiefs, although we won't know until Monday whether he actually avoided a serious injury.
Howard (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Howard went down awkwardly late in the third quarter and was carted off after being on the field in pain. The 2019 first round pick's return doesn't look promising, but as long as he's out, Roderick Johnson figures to be deployed at left tackle.
Howard (finger) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Howard sat out Monday's season-opening loss to the Saints due to a finger injury. All signs point to him now being fully recovered and ready to start at left guard versus Jacksonville on Sunday.
Howard (finger) has been ruled out for Monday's season opener against New Orleans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Howard was originally considered questionable for the contest -- even after practicing fully each day leading up to it -- but his injury is seemingly serious enough to keep sidelined. Wilson notes that Senio Kelemete will start in Howard's place at left guard.
Howard (finger) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Saints.
Howard was a full participant in every practice this week, so it appears he's trending toward being active at game time. If he's healthy, Howard is expected to start at left guard.
Howard (finger) returned to practice Monday, John McClain of The Houston Chronicle reports.
Howard broke his finger in Week 2 of the preseason against Lions but it doesn't appear that the rookie is in danger of missing any time in the regular season. However, it remains to be seen if he'll suit up for Thursday's preseason finale.
Coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that he expects Howard (finger) to suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Howard suffered a broken finger during last Saturday's preseason contest against the Lions. The injury is something Howard can play through, so the rookie first-round pick does not appear in any danger of missing Week 1. With Matt Kalil (foot) managing an injury, Howard could see increased opportunity if he's able to suit up without issue.
Howard suffered a broken finger during Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Howard was forced to leave the game with the injury, but as Wilson points out, it's one that shouldn't be considered serious. Coach Bill O'Brien even said after the game he doesn't expect Howard to miss much time, and it's an injury he can play through. The 2019 first-round pick is expected to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season barring any setbacks.