Texans vs. Bengals Injury Report


Tonight the Houston Texans travel to Cincinnati to take on the undefeated Bengals. The Texans are 3-5 and treading water in the AFC South while the Bengals are 8-0 and firmly on top of the AFC North.

It looks like Jadeveon Clowney will be out once again for the Texans, which like RG3 his absence is starting to become an expectation rather than the exception. Kareem Jackson also did not practice on Friday.

The Bengals have had very good health all season which has been a very important factor in their great start. Even though only two players actually have a status given for the game, there are a number of players that missed practice this week—including offensive tackles Andre Smith, who did not practice at all this week and Andrew Whitworth, who did not practice Thursday and whose status is unknown. Guard Kevin Zeitler had full practice the last two days and should go. Punter Kevin Huber did not practice Friday and his game status is unknown.Lastly Leon Hall was limited Thursday and has been unknown since.

Here is the complete report:


Probable- receivers Nate Washington (hip) and Cecil Shorts (hamstring), offensive tackles Duane Brown (concussion) and Derek Newton (knee), linebackers Max Bullough (shoulder), Akeem Dent (hamstring) and Benardrick McKinney (concussion), running back Chris Polk (knee), center Ben Jones (thumb), cornerback Charles James (foot), safety Kurtis Drummond (concussion)

Out- linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (back), cornerback Kareem Jackson (ankle)


Probable- linebackers Vontaze Burfinct (concussion) and Rey Maualuga (calf)