Early practice report

Wide Receiver Jerricho Cotchery and defensive back Marquice Cole both spent the majority of Friday's practice open to the media stretching on an adjacent practice field, indicating that both will most likely not play in Sunday's game vs. Houston.

Cotchery, who is dealing with a torn left groin he suffered against Cleveland last weekend, caught a pass during position drills, but spent most of the time running routes parallel to the receivers without getting any balls thrown his way. He had on his helmet and pads.

When the offense and defense both gathered, Cotchery and Cole (hamstring) both walked to the adjacent field and did their stretching. They did stretches on their back before walking the distance of the field while doing high knees, calf stretches and other stretches.

Offensive lineman Matt Slauson and defensive back Eric Smith, who were both limited in practice Thursday, were practicing.