Texans upgrade Carr to probable

Updated: November 6, 2003, 6:54 PM ET

HOUSTON -- The Texans upgraded David Carr to probable on their injury report Thursday, another sign he will start this weekend at Cincinnati after missing a game with a sprained right ankle.

Carr rested the ankle for 10 days after twisting it during a sack at Indianapolis on Oct. 26. Tony Banks led Houston to a 14-10 victory against Carolina last Sunday as Carr watched from the sideline.

Carr was listed as questionable but was upgraded after getting through practice Wednesday without complications. Coach Dom Capers said Carr looked good while taking all the first-team snaps in practice Thursday and will start against the Bengals unless he suffers a setback.

"Our plan is to start David," Capers said.

Cornerback Marcus Coleman, who is fighting a strained neck, was downgraded to questionable Thursday. Kenny Wright would start if Coleman can't.

Defensive end Gary Walker (right big toe) likely won't play Sunday and outside linebacker Charlie Clemons (left ankle) could be replaced by rookie Antwan Peek for a third straight week.

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