Eric Winston Plans to Return to Reliant Friday

HOUSTON - Houston Texans right tackle Eric Winston, one of the team's co-player representatives, told FOX 26 Sports he plans to go to Reliant Stadium on Friday.

Winston is headed back to the Texans' headquarters because the NFL told its teams to get back to normal football operations on Friday after the league was told twice this week by a federal judge to end its lockout.

The NFL is appealing and his hoping for a favorable ruling from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.

Meanwhile, NFL players like Winston are planning to go back to work.

"I will probably go in (Friday), at the very least just to talk to some of the medical guys," Winston said.

"Maybe grab a (weight) lift there, since I was scheduled to do one anyway. I'm definitely not telling the all the guys just drop everything you're doing and make sure you get up there as fast as possible. I just don't think that's necessary.

"The fact is the NFL has to open their doors and has to conduct business as usual and now the players will continue on with their business as usual."

And that is just fine with Texans coach Gary Kubiak.

"Just very excited," Kubiak said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "Hope to see a bunch of the players (Friday).

"We'll have a team meeting on Monday. We have to get 14 weeks of work into 10 weeks and we have a lot of work to do putting in a new defense.

The Texans have a new defensive coordinator in Wade Phillips. His defense, the 3-4, becomes the base defense for the Texans

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