Running back Priest Holmes, who turned an ankle and suffered a knee strain on the same fourth-quarter play in last Sunday's loss to Carolina, practiced on a limited basis for the first time this week on Friday and could play against the Texans, coach Dick Vermeil said. "He worked at three-quarters speed. We'll see how he feels (today) and take it all the way to Sunday," Vermeil said. "He absolutely amazes me. Whatever he puts his mind to doing, he has unbelievable power to do it, and I think he's made up his mind that he's going to play. Holmes declined to talk with reporters.
BEARS: Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings in Minnesota because he aggravated the right hamstring he pulled in training camp. Coach Lovie Smith said Urlacher has a "50-50" chance of playing. If Urlacher can't start, he will be replaced by Hunter Hillenmeyer, who has appeared in 15 games on special teams for the Bears since being signed off waivers last September. Urlacher has never missed an NFL game and has started 64 straight regular season games since becoming a starter in the third week of the 2000 season.
COLTS: Edgerrin James will play on Sunday against the Packers. James strained his left hamstring on a late touchdown run in last week's win over the Titans. Colts coach Tony Dungy said he expected James to start. James participated in individual and teams drills Friday, which came as a surprise to Dungy. Team doctors initially figured James would miss at least one game, but he has been running well in practice. Backup running back Dominic Rhodes is expected to share playing time with James.