The Houston Texans (0-2) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1) this weekend and will go into their third game without their best offensive player. Running back Arian Foster will continue to sit out as he rehabs from surgery to repair a torn groin.
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The Texans will also be without their top offensive lineman as starting left tackle Duane Brown is still out with a thumb injury. The offensive line could once again struggle without their anchor, especially after losing versatile backup Jeff Adams for the season with a knee injury.
Other notable injuries include running back Jonathan Grimes who has been a limited participant as he has what is called a minor knee injury. Grimes is listed as questionable, as is tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz.
For Tampa Bay only one player is listed as officially out, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins who will miss the game due to a shoulder injury.
Former Texan safety D.J. Swearinger is also nursing a shoulder injury and while he is listed as questionable I wouldn’t be shocked to see the hard hitter find a way to make it to the field.
After being picked in the second round of the NFL Draft in 2013, Swearinger was unexpectedly cut this offseason after only two years with the team. The former South Carolina Gamecock would enjoy showing the Texans why cutting him was a mistake.
The remainder of the injuries are listed below;
Tight End Austin Seferian-Jenkins – Shoulder
Center Evan Smith – Ankle
Safety Major Wright – Abdomen
Wide Receiver Mike Evans – Hamstring