Vickers in, Holliday not for Texans

BALTIMORE -- The Texans will stick with their veteran returners and look to fullback Lawrence Vickers this afternoon against the Ravens.

They signed returner Trindon Holliday this week and Gary Kubiak indicated Holliday would take punt returns off Jacoby Jones’ plate and reduce Danieal Manning’s workload by taking over kickoff returns. But Holliday is inactive, so the Texans are unwilling or not ready to go forward with that idea.

James Casey suffered a pectoral injury in last week’s loss to Oakland and was not expected to play. Casey is a tight end-turned-fullback with great pass-catching skills. Vickers is more of a traditional fullback. He dropped a sure touchdown pass last week.