Matt Leinart practiced for the first time as the Texans' starting quarterback on Monday, with Matt Schaub likely out for the season with a right foot injury.
The Texans (7-3) are coming off a bye week and play at Jacksonville (3-7) on Sunday.
Leinart did not take a snap in a game as Schaub's backup last season. He re-signed with Houston because he was comfortable with Coach Gary Kubiak and the Texans' offensive system.
Leinart is left-handed and Schaub throws right-handed, but Kubiak says that won't alter the play-calling much. And the offensive linemen say there's nothing different with Leinart taking snaps, other than right tackle Eric Winston becoming the quarterback's blind-side protector.