Texans vs. Titans injury report: Mettenberger gets the nod


The Houston Texans (2-5) host the Tennessee Titans (1-5) this Sunday. Any Texans fans hoping to get a glimpse of the rookie quarterback on Tennessee will have to wait as Marcus Mariota will miss his second straight game with a knee injury.

Instead Houstin will face White Goodman from dodgeball, AKA Zach Mettenberger. The young quarterback has an interesting history with Houston as Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has called him out for his odd selfies and Mettenberger in return called Watt out for his horrific letterman jackets.

The Titans will also be without veteran receiver Harry Douglas and cornerback Perrish Cox. For Houston they will again be without corner Kareem Jackson and inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney.

The Texans brought over Cecil Shorts III this offseason to play receiver despite a career plagued with injuries and he will miss his second straight game with hamstring issues. The rest of the injury report can be seen below;


Inside Linebacker Akeem Dent – Hamstring
Cornerback Kareem Jackson -Ankle
Center Greg Mancz – Knee
Inside Linebacker Benardrick McKinney – Concussion
Wide Receiver Cecil Shorts III – Hamstring

Guard Brandon Brooks – Toe
Cornerback Charles James – Foot
Defensive End J.J. Watt – Back

Outside Linebacker Jadeveon Clowney – Illness/Ankle
Safety Quintin Demps – Hamstring
Center Ben Jones – Thumb
Tackle Derek Newton – Toe
Running Back Chris Polk – Knee
Fullback Jay Prosch – Knee


Corner Back Perrish Cox – Hamstring
Wide Receiver Harry Douglas – Ribs
Quarterback Marcus Mariota – Knee

Center Andy Gallik – Concussion
Corner Back Jason McCourty – Hamstring

Safety Michael Griffin – Knee
Defensive Tackle Sammie Hill – Knee