Ball, Alan DB Foot LP LP LP Probable
Caldwell, Antoine G Back DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Casey, James FB Knee – FP FP Probable
Clutts, Tyler FB Abdominal FP FP FP Probable
Cody, Shaun DT Back LP LP LP Probable
Daniels, Owen TE Chest/Knee LP LP LP Probable
Dobbins, Tim LB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Forsett, Justin RB Knee FP FP FP Probable
Keo, Shiloh S Ankle FP FP FP Probable
Newton, Derek T Knee LP LP LP Probable
Posey, DeVier WR Foot FP FP FP Probable
Reed, Brooks OLB Groin LP LP LP Probable
Smith, Antonio DE Ankle LP LP LP Probable
Smith, Wade G Knee LP LP LP Probable
Tate, Ben RB Foot FP FP FP Probable
Yates, T.J. QB R. Elbow FP FP FP Probable
This weeks injury table shows hope and caution for Saturday. Defensive back Alan Ball and linebacker Brooks Reed have been limited all week in practice. Reed has been noted to be “touch and go” for the week, missing 4/5 past games. Ball has missed the last 5/5. Both will be needed as both positions have had a plethora of injuries. Inside linebacker Tim Dobbins was inked on the I.R. list a few hours ago.
Other injuries of note are to guard Wade Smith and right tackle Derek Newton. The Bengals lead the league in sacks, which could cause problems for quarterback Matt Schaub.
On a final note, tight end Owen Daniels is fighting chest and knee injuries. Daniels has not recorded many receptions in the past few weeks. The Texans cannot rely on Daniels to be a decoy on the field, he is the only productive receiver besides Andre Johnson.
- Antonio Furgiuele