Rotowire: Oct 2 / 7:51p ET
News: Manning said the plan for Sunday's game against Dallas is for him to return kickoffs, CSN Houston reports. "Right now, that's the gameplan," Manning said Thursday about returning kicks. "I really don't know because it's day-to-day, week-to-week."
Impact: Damaris Johnson had been returning since opening week, but we saw Manning get a return last week and has been taking kicks in practice this week.
Rotowire: Sep 29 / 3:58a ET
News: Manning returned one kickoff for 41 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills. This was his first return of the season.
Impact: The Texans are still unsettled at the return-specialist position, and Manning has loads of experience returning kicks from his days with the Bears. Previously, when he was the starting safety with Houston, then coach Gary Kubiak didn't want to risk him to injury as a return man. Now that Manning's a backup in the secondary, that isn't a concern for coach Bill O'Brien.