Texans at Colts: Garrett Graham ruled out


Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham (88) makes a touchdown reception during the first quarter as Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) defends at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the Indianapolis Colts.

Graham is battling a hamstring injury this week and as a result he won’t be able to play in the AFC South game.

The tight end, who replaced Owen Daniels as the No. 1 tight end earlier this season after Daniels went on the short term IR, has 49 receptions this season for 545 yards and five touchdowns. Graham is averaging 11.1 yards per reception with his longest catch of the year being 42 yards.

Last week Graham had eight receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown. His best game of the season came on Nov. 17 against the Oakland Raiders where he had 136 yards and one touchdown on seven receptions.

Graham didn’t practice this week due to the hamstring injury.

Starting in place of Graham is Ryan Griffin.

The loss of Graham is a big loss for the Texans. Houston is basically out both main tight ends they began the season with since Daniels and Graham are not playing in Sunday’s game.

This can’t help the Texans’ already woeful offense against the AFC South champions.

Also inactive for the Texans are quarterback T.J. Yates, defensive end Tim Jamison, free safety Jawanza Starling, guard Cody White, guard Alex Kupper and tackle Andrew Gardner.

For the Colts LaVon Brazill is inactive.

Also inactive for the Colts are: fullback Stanley Havill, defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, inside linebacker Pat Angerer, guard Jeff Linkenbach, cornerback Greg Toler and center Samson Satele.