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Houston Texans

Stadium: NRG Stadium | Coach: Bill O'Brien
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense15th144.6 (3rd)209.8 (27th)
Defense30th111.4 (15th)278.1 (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
21Lewis, Kendrick FS6-01986/16/19885Mississippi
15Mallett, Ryan QB6-62456/5/19884Arkansas
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
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
72Martin, Chris T6-53051/4/1990RCentral Florida
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
Running back Arian Foster (groin) headlines the list of inactives posted by the Texans for their Sunday game in Cleveland. Also injured and out is cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee).

The healthy scratches are defensive back Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough, offensive tackle Jeff Adams, wideout DeVier Posey and quarterback Tom Savage.

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).

Injury
Shoulder - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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.
Chris Martin
News
The Patriots re-signed offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann to their practice squad and released offensive lineman Chris Martin from the squad, the team announced.
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
Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett looked more than competent in his first NFL start Sunday, a 23-7 win over the Browns in Week 11.

The Texans tried to limit Mallett's exposure, but he still ended up throwing the ball 30 times, as the team logged 84 offensive snaps. He completed 20 of those passes for 211 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while tossing one interception in the game.

Mallett has plenty of weapons, so the Texans would be wise to limit how much he actually has to do in any given game. He showed a solid rapport with both DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson, and found the end zone twice with the team in the red zone. He was solid enough Sunday, but also faced little pressure from a Browns offense that managed to pose little threat.

Mallett showed enough to make you think he might be a starting quarterback in the NFL, but not so much that he looks like an impact Fantasy player. With just two teams left to go on bye, there might not be any reason to rely on Mallett down the stretch, unless he really improves moving forward. 

Injury
Chest - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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
Emerging Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins provided another productive performance Sunday in Cleveland. He caught just four of his eight targets, but racked up a team-high 80 yards receiving in the process.

Hopkins beat Browns safety Jim Leonhard and cornerback Buster Skrine for a 41-yard gain on the team's second possession of the game, but his most critical catch was a 19-yarder in the fourth quarter in which he broke two tackles, moved the chains and helped ice the victory.

Now on pace for 1,223 yards on the season, Hopkins will attempt to pad his totals when Houston hosts Cincinnati next Sunday.

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 - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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 - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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
Ankle - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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 caught just two passes Sunday in Cleveland, but they came successively and one of them was a biggie.

Graham actually caught three passes during a two-minute drill drive late in the second quarter, but one was traded in for a penalty. The last was one snagged over the middle and taken into the end zone to give Houston the lead to stay. It marked his first touchdown of the season.

The tight end will try to score again next Sunday against Cincinnati.

Arian Foster
News
Texans running back Arian Foster was unable to practice again on Friday due to a nagging groin injury. According to ESPN, the Texans have ruled him as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. He'll be a game-time decision for Week 12, per the Houston Chronicle.

Foster has already missed two games this season due to a couple of injuries and remains stuck at 822 yards rushing on the season. Even if Foster returns this week, he'll likely share carries with rookie Alfred Blue in order to ease him back into game action.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
Kareem Jackson
News
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said cornerback Kareem Jackson will most likely not play in Week 11, according to the team's website.

Jackson sustained a sprained medial collateral ligament against Philadelphia in Week 9. The injury was expected to keep him out of action for 2-4 weeks.

Injury
Knee - Out for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
Jeff Adams
News
Running back Arian Foster (groin) headlines the list of inactives posted by the Texans for their Sunday game in Cleveland. Also injured and out is cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee).

The healthy scratches are defensive back Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough, offensive tackle Jeff Adams, wideout DeVier Posey and quarterback Tom Savage.

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 standout wideout Andre Johnson proved steady and productive in the Week 11 defeat of the host Browns.

Johnson finished with a season-high seven catches for 68 yards going mostly head-to-head against Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden. Included was a 16-yarder on the team's second possession to earn a first down.

His next game is set for Week 12 against the visiting Bengals.

Injury
Not injury related - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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 - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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 hasn't been particularly impressive in his rookie season, but he got plenty of chances to succeed and took advantage of them in a 23-7 win over the Browns in Week 11.

Blue averaged the third-best yards per carry of his season Sunday, and he combined that with a massive workload for a big Fantasy game. The Texans leaned heavily on him, as he finished the game with 156 yards on 36 carries in the win, his first double-digit Fantasy game.

Prior to Sunday's game, Blue was Fantasy relevant almost by default; he was Arian Foster's handcuff, which mattered more than any track record of success. Now that we at least have a glimpse of him being a solid NFL running back, it makes him that much more important. Foster is expected back in Week 12, but is fragile enough that Blue should be owned by all Foster owners for the stretch run. 

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
Running back Arian Foster (groin) headlines the list of inactives posted by the Texans for their Sunday game in Cleveland. Also injured and out is cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee).

The healthy scratches are defensive back Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough, offensive tackle Jeff Adams, wideout DeVier Posey and quarterback Tom Savage.

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 - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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 placekicker Randy Bullock played a major role in his team's Sunday victory over Cleveland despite missing a field goal.

Bullock hit on three others, all in the second half. He was true from 46, 37 and 50 yards, as well as his two extra point attempts.

Jared Crick
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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
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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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Just-deposed Texans starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick proved diplomatic in his response to his benching by Bill O'Brien.

"I don't like it. I don't agree with it," he told the Houston Chronicle. "But I've been in both sides of this situation. Now it's all about being a good teammate. ... I respect the heck out of coach O'Brien. He made the decision and explained it to me."

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.

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Knee - IR. Out for season
Max Bullough
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The Texans announced linebacker Max Bullough has been promoted to the 53-man roster.

To make room for Bullough on the active roster, the Texans had previously waived LB Zac Diles.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
Jadeveon Clowney
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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
Knee - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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).

Injury
Ankle - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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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Running back Arian Foster (groin) headlines the list of inactives posted by the Texans for their Sunday game in Cleveland. Also injured and out is cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee).

The healthy scratches are defensive back Josh Aubrey, linebacker Max Bullough, offensive tackle Jeff Adams, wideout DeVier Posey and quarterback Tom Savage.

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.
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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 - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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).

Injury
Knee - Probable for Week 12 vs. Cincinnati
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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