HOUSTON (AP) - It's all new to Jacques Reeves with the Houston
Texans - the team, the defense and even how he's perceived.
After four seasons in Dallas, the 25-year-old cornerback is
suddenly a seasoned veteran in the eyes of Houston's coaches and
younger defensive backs.
He signed a five-year contract with the Texans on March 1st.
His past and present will cross Friday night when Houston plays
the Cowboys in a pre-season game at Texas Stadium.
The Texans needed a veteran cornerback after Dunta Robinson
suffered a knee injury in November. Robinson is out until at least
the middle of this season.
-- Houston coach Gary Kubiak says guard Chester Pitts will
likely sit out Friday's game with a sore ankle. Former Texas
lineman Kasey Studdard will start.
-- Kubiak says his starters will play a maximum of three
quarters in Dallas.
He says wide receiver Andre Johnson "is the one guy that
definitely won't play a full three quarters." Johnson strained his
groin early in camp.
-- Jamar Fletcher sat out practice with a minor hamstring