As reported earlier, cornerback Chris McAlister was not present during the portion of practice open to the media this morning, and he did not practice, according to the team's first injury report of the week. McAlister, who has missed the last two games with a problematic right knee, traveled to Canada to get another opinion on the knee.
Strong safety Dawan Landry (spinal cord concussion) has been ruled out and will miss his seventh consecutive game.
Limited in practice were offensive tackles Adam Terry (sprained right knee) and Jared Gaither (stinger), running backs Willis McGahee (ankle) and Ray Rice (chest), cornerback Samari Rolle (neck surgery), linebacker Bart Scott (chest), tight end Daniel Wilcox (left thigh) and defensive tackle Brandon McKinney (shoulder).
Perhaps the biggest news came from the Texans, who lost their leading tackler for the remainder of the season. Linebacker Zac Diles broke his left leg during practice earlier today and is scheduled to have a rod place in his tibia tonight. Diles had registered 66 tackles in eight starts.
Three starters -- lInebacker DeMeco Ryans (shoulder), defensive tackle Amobi Okoye (ankle) and wide receiver Kevin Walter (undisclosed) -- did not practice. Running back Ahman Green (thigh) fully participated.