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Houston Texans

Stadium: NRG Stadium | Coach: Bill O'Brien
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense17th137.3 (3rd)207.5 (28th)
Defense29th114.5 (17th)273.4 (31st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
70Adams, Jeff T6-73059/6/19891Columbia
37Aubrey, Josh DB5-102074/9/19912Stephen F. Austin St.
28Blue, Alfred RB6-22234/27/1991RLouisiana State
34Bouye, A.J. CB6-01918/16/19912Central Florida
79Brooks, Brandon G6-53358/19/19893Miami (Ohio)
76Brown, Duane T6-43038/30/19857Virginia Tech
4Bullock, Randy K5-920612/16/19893Texas A&M
53Bullough, Max ILB6-32492/11/1992RMichigan State
74Clabo, Tyson T6-631510/17/19819Wake Forest
90Clowney, Jadeveon OLB6-52662/14/1993RSouth Carolina
93Crick, Jared DE6-42858/21/19893Nebraska
56Cushing, Brian ILB6-32491/24/19876USC
50Dent, Akeem ILB6-12399/27/19874Georgia
87Fiedorowicz, C.J. TE6-526510/22/1991RIowa
14Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB6-222311/24/198210Harvard
23Foster, Arian RB6-12278/24/19866Tennessee
88Graham, Garrett TE6-32438/4/19865Wisconsin
84Griffin, Ryan TE6-62541/11/19902Connecticut
41Grimes, Jonathan RB5-1020912/21/19892William & Mary
29Hal, Andre DB5-101885/30/1992RVanderbilt
10Hopkins, DeAndre WR6-12186/6/19922Clemson
25Jackson, Kareem CB5-101884/10/19885Alabama
96Jamison, Tim DE6-32872/26/19866Michigan
80Johnson, Andre WR6-32307/11/198112Miami (Fla.)
13Johnson, Damaris WR5-817511/22/19893Tulsa
60Jones, Ben G6-33087/2/19893Georgia
24Joseph, Johnathan CB5-111884/16/19849South Carolina
9Lechler, Shane P6-22378/7/197615Texas A&M
9Lewis, Thad QB6-221911/19/19873Duke
21Lewis, Kendrick FS6-01986/16/19885Mississippi
38Manning, Danieal SS5-112128/9/19829Abilene Christian
82Martin, Keshawn WR5-111943/15/19903Michigan State
59Mercilus, Whitney OLB6-42587/21/19903Illinois
54Mohamed, Mike ILB6-32383/11/19883California
26Morris, Darryl DB5-101889/4/19902Texas State
55Myers, Chris C6-42869/15/198110Miami (Fla.)
75Newton, Derek T6-631311/16/19874Arkansas State
97Pagan, Jeoffrey DE6-33106/10/1993RAlabama
94Pickett, Ryan NT6-234010/8/197914Ohio State
35Pleasant, Eddie DB5-1021012/17/19882Oregon
11Posey, DeVier WR6-12103/15/19903Ohio State
95Powe, Jerrell NT6-23313/15/19873Mississippi
45Prosch, Jay FB6-12568/21/1992RAuburn
77Quessenberry, David T6-53068/24/19902San Jose State
58Reed, Brooks OLB6-32542/28/19874Arizona
20Rolle, Jumal DB6-01885/28/19901Catawba
3Savage, Tom QB6-42284/26/1990RPittsburgh
51Simon, John LB6-125210/14/19902Ohio State
71Su'a-Filo, Xavier G6-43071/1/1991RUCLA
36Swearinger, D.J. SS5-102089/1/19912South Carolina
52Tarpinian, Jeff MLB6-324010/16/19873Iowa
57Tuggle, Justin ILB6-32491/4/19902Kansas State
99Watt, J.J. DE6-52893/22/19894Wisconsin
46Weeks, Jon LS5-102462/17/19865Baylor
Injured Players
39Ballentine, Lonnie (IR) SAF6-32154/23/1993RMemphis
16Bonner, Alan (IR) WR5-1019011/5/19902Jacksonville State
15Mallett, Ryan (IR) QB6-62456/5/19884Arkansas
92Nix, Louis (IR) DT6-23317/31/1991RNotre Dame
67White, Cody (IR) G6-33037/1/19883Illinois State
72Witzmann, Bryan (IR) T6-73116/16/1990RSouth Dakota State
73Yeatman, Will (IR) T6-63154/10/19884Maryland
Practice Squad
91Ankrah, Jason LB6-32622/26/1991RNebraska
98Browner, Keith DE6-42884/7/19881California
81Denham, Anthony TE6-42357/21/1991RUtah
74Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/1992RBloomsburg
78Ferentz, James C6-22856/5/1989RIowa
37James, Charles DB5-91795/14/19902Charleston Southern
62Kupper, Alex G6-32992/14/19901Louisville
19Labhart, Travis WR5-91821/20/1991RTexas A&M
28Malena, Ben RB5-82005/29/1992RTexas A&M
42Parks, Terrance DB6-22184/14/1990RFlorida State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Houston6-5311.56-3310.425.82138
 
 
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Position Listing
Keith Browner
News
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Tom Savage
News
Bill O'Brien has announced that the Texans will have a competition between just-signed veteran Thad Lewis and rookie Tom Savage for the backup quarterback role behind starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The winner will be determined in practice this week.

Tyson Clabo
News
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Jeoffrey Pagan
News
The Texans added some more size to their line with the first pick in the sixth round, selecting defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan out of the University of Alabama 177th overall.

Pagan is a 6-foot-4, 310-pound lineman who played three seasons at Alabama, racking up 60 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks.  

Jason Ankrah
News
The Texans signed linebacker Ricky Sapp and waived linebacker Jason Ankrah, reports CSNHouston.com. Houston also released wideout Travis Labhart from the practice squad and filled his spot with safety Josh Aubrey.
Justin Tuggle
News
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Alan Bonner
News
The Texans made several roster moves on Sunday, according to the Houston Chronicle. The team waived offensive tackle Anthony Dima and waived injured guard Cody White and wide receiver Alan Bonner
Injury
Foot - IR. Out for season
Andre Hal
News
The Texans and rookie cornerback Andre Hal have agreed to a rookie deal, the Houston Chronicle reports. Hal was a seventh-round pick from Vanderbilt. He'll battle for a roster spot in training camp. 
Alex Kupper
News
In addition to quarterback Case Keenum, who was ruled out earlier in the week with a torn ligament in his thumb, and tight end Garrett Graham, who is out again with a hamstring injury, the Texans' list of inactives for Week 16 against the Broncos includes wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), defensive back Jawanza Starling, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, offensive lineman Andrew Gardner and offensive lineman Cody White. Starling, Kupper, Gardner and White are all healthy scratches.
Thad Lewis
News
As expected, the Texans have signed Thad Lewis to take the roster spot vacated when fellow quarterback Ryan Mallett was placed on IR.

The team has also added safety Terrance Parks to the practice squad.

Jumal Rolle
News
The Texans have listed 13 players on its final injury report leading up to Week 9 against Philadelphia. Jeff Tarpinian (knee) was the only player on the list ruled out for the game. Jadeveon Clowney (knee, illness), Brian Cushing (knee) and Darryl Morris (ankle) were all deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled probable for Sunday: Alfred Blue (ankle), Arian Foster (knee), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Whitney Mercilus (shoulder), Brooks Reed (groin), Jumal Rolle (wrist) and John Simon (ankle).

Ryan Mallett
News
A torn right pectoral muscle has landed Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett on IR. The move confirms reports that he would be out for the year after sustaining the injury Sunday against Cincinnati.

Mallett finishes the year having completed 41 of 75 passes for 400 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in two starts. He did not throw a pass in any other game.

Injury
Pectoral - IR. Out for season
Ryan Pickett
News
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 

DeAndre Hopkins
News
Texans second-year receiver DeAndre Hopkins had his 100th career reception during a 22-13 loss Week 12 vs. Cincinnati. Hopkins finished with five catches for 39 yards on nine targets.

The 39 yards were Hopkins' third-lowest total this season. He had 12 yards in Week 6 and 22 yards in Week 2.

The Texans are back in action Week 13 vs. Tennessee.

Danieal Manning
News
The Texans re-signed safety Danieal Manning, reports NFL Network. He started six games for Houston last season, recording 24 tackles and a sack, before breaking his leg.
Jay Prosch
News
As expected, the Texans have ruled out rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and safety Shiloh Keo (calf) for their Week 3 game against the host Giants.

Most of the other players are their extensive injury report are probable, though featured back Arian Foster (hamstring), offensive lineman Ben Jones (ankle/knee) and safety D.J. Swearinger (elbow) are questionable.

The probables are linebacker Akeem Dent (hamstring), tight ends Garrett Graham (ankle) and C.J. Fiodorowicz (foot), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (illness), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (foot), nose tackle Louis Nix (wrist) and fullback Jay Prosch (hand).

C.J. Fiedorowicz
News
The Texans got contributions from several role players in Monday's 30-23 loss at Pittsburgh. Backup running back Alfred Blue ran five times for 14 yards and took a dumpoff pass 11 yards for his first career touchdown.

Tight end Garrett Graham caught two of three targets for 24 yards, and wideout Damaris Johnson had a 15-yard reception and a bad drop. Tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz hauled in a 9-yard pass, while receiver Keshawn Martin added a 5-yard grab.

They'll all visit the Titans in Week 8.

Jeff Tarpinian
News
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Injury
Knee - Full practice. Probable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
Cody White
News
The Texans made several roster moves on Sunday, according to the Houston Chronicle. The team waived offensive tackle Anthony Dima and waived injured guard Cody White and wide receiver Alan Bonner
Injury
D.J. Swearinger
News
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 

Anthony Denham
No Updates
Ben Malena
News
The Cowboys announced several roster moves on Saturday. Dallas waived punter Cody Mandell and waived/injured running back Ben Malena. The club also signed rookie running back D.J. Adams.
Johnathan Joseph
News
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Injury
Knee - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
Darryl Morris
News
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Injury
Thigh - Full practice. Probable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
Keshawn Martin
News
Running back Jonathan Grimes led a trio of Texans making minor contributions to a critical win Sunday in Cleveland.

Grimes pitched in with 54 yards on 13 carries to help his team. Also chipping in was wide receiver Damaris Johnson with five catches for 21 yards, as well as one run for six yards, and fellow wideout Keshawn Martin, who caught one passes for two yards.

Garrett Graham
News
Texans tight end Garrett Graham had a team-high 41 receiving yards on four catches during a 22-13 loss Week 12 vs. Cincinnati. He was targeted seven times and his longest reception went 16 yards.

The Texans are back in action Week 13 vs. Tennessee.

Arian Foster
News
Texans coach Bill O'Brien reiterated Thursday running back Arian Foster's status for Week 13 against the Titans is looking promising, but he continues to list the injured running back as day to day. O'Brien added Foster "practiced hard" Thursday.

Foster has missed the last two games due to a groin injury. Rookie Alfred Blue has started in Foster's absence.

Injury
Knee - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
Kareem Jackson
News
Bill O'Brien said that Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson, who has missed the last three weeks with a knee injury, is set to sit Sunday against Tennessee, but could return for the Week 14 game at Jacksonville.

Jackson recorded 42 tackles and an interception before being sidelined.

Injury
Knee - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
Jeff Adams
News
Texans running back Arian Foster, cornerback Kareem Jackson, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, safety Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough and tackle Jeff Adams were all ruled inactive Week 12 vs. Cincinnati.
Eddie Pleasant
News
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 

Andre Johnson
News
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson recorded his 983th career catch during a 22-13 loss Week 12 vs. Cincinnati and now has the 10th-most catches in NFL history.

Although, Johnson will have to wait at least another game to move further up the list since he didn't do much with a team-high 12 targets Sunday. Johnson finished with three catches for 36 yards. He now has 985 career receptions, which puts him 15 catches behind the next player on the all-time list -- Hines Ward.

The 36 yards were Johnson's third-lowest total this season. He had 12 yards in Week 9 and 24 yards in Week 3. The Texans are back in action Week 13 vs. Tennessee.

Injury
Not injury related - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
Travis Labhart
News
The Texans signed linebacker Ricky Sapp and waived linebacker Jason Ankrah, reports CSNHouston.com. Houston also released wideout Travis Labhart from the practice squad and filled his spot with safety Josh Aubrey.
Jerrell Powe
News
The Texans listed a lengthy injury report for Week 8 against the Titans.

Darryl Morris (ankle) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were the only two players on the list ruled out for the divisional clash. Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and John Simon (ankle) were labeled questionable. Meanwhile, Akeem Dent (wrist), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Mike Mohamed (calf) and Jerrell Powe (shoulder) were all deemed probable.

Brian Cushing
News
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Injury
Knee - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
Will Yeatman
News
In addition to going without running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans have listed the following players as out for Saturday's game against the Falcons: linebacker Brian Cushing; defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Shiloh Keo, Lonnie Ballentine and Elbert Mack; guards Conor Boffeli and Brandon Brooks; tackle Will Yeatman; defensive tackle Louis Nix III; and wide receiver Mike Thomas.
Injury
Damaris Johnson
News
Running back Jonathan Grimes led a trio of Texans making minor contributions to a critical win Sunday in Cleveland.

Grimes pitched in with 54 yards on 13 carries to help his team. Also chipping in was wide receiver Damaris Johnson with five catches for 21 yards, as well as one run for six yards, and fellow wideout Keshawn Martin, who caught one passes for two yards.

James Ferentz
No Updates
Alfred Blue
News
Texans running back Alfred Blue started a second straight game Week 12 vs. Cincinnati with Arian Foster still sidelined due to a groin injury. However, Blue had a more modest performance in a 22-13 loss after rushing for a career-high 156 yards last week.

Blue was held to 46 rushing yards on 16 carries Sunday. His longest run went 9 yards. He added three catches for 20 yards in the loss.

Blue still doesn't have a rushing touchdown in 11 games. The Texans are back in action Week 13 vs. Tennessee.

Brooks Reed
News
Three Texans linebackers who had been deemed probable for their clash in Cleveland on Sunday have been given the green light: Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee) and Brooks Reed (groin). Another probable cleared is cornerback Johnathan Joseph (concussion/knee).

Josh Aubrey
News
Texans running back Arian Foster, cornerback Kareem Jackson, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, safety Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough and tackle Jeff Adams were all ruled inactive Week 12 vs. Cincinnati.
Xavier Su'a-Filo
News
Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye (shoulder), tackle Tyson Clabo (ankle), linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (foot), linebacker Mike Mohamed (quadricep), center Chris Myers (toe), running back Jay Prosch (hand), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and linebacker Justin Tuggle (knee) were all cleared to play Week 1 vs. Washington. They were all listed as probable on the injury report.
Tim Jamison
News
The Texans have listed 13 players on its final injury report leading up to Week 9 against Philadelphia. Jeff Tarpinian (knee) was the only player on the list ruled out for the game. Jadeveon Clowney (knee, illness), Brian Cushing (knee) and Darryl Morris (ankle) were all deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled probable for Sunday: Alfred Blue (ankle), Arian Foster (knee), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Whitney Mercilus (shoulder), Brooks Reed (groin), Jumal Rolle (wrist) and John Simon (ankle).

Derek Newton
News
Several Texans who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game at Pittsburgh.

The list includes defensive end J.J. Watt (thigh), guard Brandon Brooks (illness), linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (hand), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), offensive tackle Derek Newton (elbow), linebacker Brooks Reed (groin), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee). All were listed as probable.

Also suiting up is linebacker Mike Mohamed, who was questionable with a thigh injury.
Duane Brown
News
The Texans have listed nine players as probable Week 5.

Duane Brown, Brian Cushing, Akeem Dent, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Chris Myers and D.J. Swearinger should all be able to go during the contest.

Defensive end Tim Jamison comes into the game listed as questionable. He's dealing with a groin injury and was limited in practice Friday. 

Ben Jones
News
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 

Brandon Brooks
News
Several Texans who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game at Pittsburgh.

The list includes defensive end J.J. Watt (thigh), guard Brandon Brooks (illness), linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (hand), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), offensive tackle Derek Newton (elbow), linebacker Brooks Reed (groin), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee). All were listed as probable.

Also suiting up is linebacker Mike Mohamed, who was questionable with a thigh injury.
Jon Weeks
News
Texans running back Brad Smelley (back), who was listed as questionable Friday, and running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (ankle), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (knee), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Justin Tuggle (elbow), defensive back Josh Victorian (back), long snapper Jon Weeks (elbow) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back), who were all listed as probable, are active for Week 16 against the Broncos.
Mike Mohamed
News
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Injury
Hip - Full practice. Probable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
A.J. Bouye
News
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 

Charles James
News
The Texans have signed cornerbacks Charles James and Kendall James to the practice squad. 

Charles James was undrafted, but did make an appearance with the Giants in 2013. He recorded two tackles and induced a fumble. Kendall James was drafted by the Vikings this year, but did not make the 53-man roster. 

Bryan Witzmann
Injury
Chris Myers
News
Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as questionable to play in Monday's Week 7 battle with the Steelers after limited in practice for a second straight day Saturday.

Clowney hasn't played since Week 1 while recovering from knee surgery. Linebacker Mike Mohamed (calf) is also questionable to play afer being limited all week. Cornerback Darryl Morris (anke) has been ruled out.

The Texans have a whopping 12 players listed as probable to play Monday, including running back Arian Foster (groin), wide receivers Andre Johnson (ankle) and DeAndre Hopkins (hand), guard Brandon Brooks (illness), center Chris Myers (not injury related), offensive tackle Derek Newton (elbow), defensive ends J.J. Watt (thigh) and Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee) and linebackers Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee).

Randy Bullock
News
Texans kicker Randy Bullock made two field goals and one extra point during a 22-13 loss Week 12 vs. Cincinnati. Bullock made a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter and a 25-yarder in the third quarter.

Bullock finished with less than 10 points for just the second time in five games Sunday. The Texans are back in action Week 13 vs. Tennessee.

Jared Crick
News
The Texans have designated the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 4 matchup with the Bills: quarterback Tom Savage, safeties Shiloh Keo (calf) and Eddie Pleasant (ankle), linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), cornerback A.J. Bouye (groin), wide receiver DeVier Posey and offensive tackle Jeff Adams.

Bouye was questionable to play this week, while Keo, Pleasant and Clowney had all been previously ruled out. Running back Arian Foster (hamstring) and punter Shane Lechler (hip) are active after being listed as questionable. Wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), defensive ends Jared Crick (neck) and Tim Jamison (groin), cornerbacks Kareem Jackson (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (foot/ankle, neck), safety D.J. Swearinger (elbow, hip) and guard Ben Jones (knee) are all active for the game.

Ryan Griffin
News
The Texans received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 5 loss to the Cowboys.

Alfred Blue took a backseat to a healthy Arian Foster and as result, he was limited to 16 yards on five carries. In the passing game, Ryan Griffin, Garrett Graham and Keshawn Martin each caught one pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Griffin logged eight yards, while Martin had seven yards and Graham only had three in a 23-20 overtime defeat.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Bill O'Brien has made official what was expected - he has announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick is back as the starting quarterback for the Texans. Fitzpatrick replaces the injured Ryan Mallett.

The veteran started the first nine games of the season before losing his job. He completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,980 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Louis Nix
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The Texans placed defensive tackle Louis Nix (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday. Nix was inactive for the first three games.

The team signed veteran defensive lineman Ryan Pickett to take Nix's spot on the roster.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Max Bullough
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Texans running back Arian Foster, cornerback Kareem Jackson, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, safety Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough and tackle Jeff Adams were all ruled inactive Week 12 vs. Cincinnati.
Injury
Hamstring - Full practice. Probable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
Jadeveon Clowney
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Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Titans are "slim right now" due to continued knee soreness, reports the Houston Chronicle. He has not practiced this week while undergoing treatment, the paper said.
Injury
Knee - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
Terrance Parks
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As expected, the Texans have signed Thad Lewis to take the roster spot vacated when fellow quarterback Ryan Mallett was placed on IR.

The team has also added safety Terrance Parks to the practice squad.

Jonathan Grimes
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The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

John Simon
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Texans featured back Arian Foster is listed as questionable for the Sunday game in Cleveland, but various report have him as likely sidelined. If that is the case, only he and cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee) will be absent. Jackson has already been ruled out.

The probables including premier linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and Brian Cushing, both with knee injuries, as well as Brooks Reed (groin), Jeff Tarpinian (knee), Justin Tuggle (shoulder) and John Simon (ankle). Cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph (concussion/knee) and Darryl Morris (ankle) are also probable.

DeVier Posey
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Texans running back Arian Foster, cornerback Kareem Jackson, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, safety Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough and tackle Jeff Adams were all ruled inactive Week 12 vs. Cincinnati.
Lonnie Ballentine
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Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine was placed on injured reserve Monday. Ballentine was the last pick of this year's draft.
Injury
Unspecified - IR. Out for season
Shane Lechler
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Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 

Matt Feiler
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Akeem Dent
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The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Injury
Neck - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 13 vs. Tennessee
David Quessenberry
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Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry was diagnosed with lymphoma, the team announced Tuesday.

Quessenberry "experienced fatigue and a persistent cough" over the past week, went for a diagnosis and has been placed under the care of M.D. Anderson hopsital. The offensive lineman, drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of San Jose State, was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

"Our medical community here in Houston is the best in the world," general manager Rick Smith said in a statement. "We are extremely confident in the care and treatment David will receive. He is a fighter and a courageous young man and we look forward to his full and complete recovery. We will continue to support him and his family and look forward to his return to the team."

Whitney Mercilus
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The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Kendrick Lewis
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Texans safety Kendrick Lewis has created four of the team's NFL-leading 12 takeways. He has three forced fumbles, an interception, a fumble recovery and one pass defensed to go with 30 tackles in five games.

"I've just been playing relentless," Lewis told the team's website.

J.J. Watt
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Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recovered Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's fumble in the first quarter Monday, giving him a franchise-record nine fumble recoveries in his four-year career. DeMeco Ryans recovered eight fumbles for Houston from 2006-11.

It was Watt's third fumble recovery this year, and he also recorded his fifth sack. Watt has 29 tackles entering Week 8 at Tennessee.

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