With the Texans scheduled to host the Raiders this weekend, neither team has had that great of a season. Both teams have combined for five wins thus far, with the Raiders being 3-6 and the Texans standing at 2-7.
Those who didn’t participate for the Texans in practice Thursday were tight end Ryan Griffin (concussion), cornerback Kareem Jackson (chest), punter Shane Lechler (illness), cornerback Elbert Mack (hamstring/groin), inside linebacker Joe Mays (knee/abdomen) and inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (hamstring).
There were three Texans that were listed as a limited participant in practice, including running back Ben Tate who has injured ribs. Tate is currently the starting running back with Arian Foster on the injured reserve list for the remainder of the season. Also on the limited list were offensive guard Wade Smith (knee) and inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton (foot/toe).
The Raiders had five players on the did not participate list, including starting running back Darren McFadden who is battling a hamstring injury.
Quarterback Terelle Pryor was on the limited participation list with a knee injury.