Will D’Onta Foreman or Alfred Blue play against Jags?

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D’Onta Foreman and Alfred Blue may not be able to play in the Houston Texans’ first game of the season.

The Houston Texans are getting healthier at the wide receiver position with both DeAndre Hopkins and Braxton Miller practicing on Monday.

The running back position is another story.  Both rookie D’Onta Foreman and veteran Alfred Blue didn’t not practice.

When it comes to Foreman and his groin injury, he is getting better, but his status for this week’s opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars is still up in the air.

Blue might be further away from playing as he continues to nurse a high ankle sprain. The good news is that he’s now out of a boot, so he is making progress. The bad news is that he’s not expected to play even though he hasn’t been ruled out yet.

"“I’m not sure about either one,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said of Foreman and Blue. “It was good to get Braxton back. At this point, I would say that both guys have a chance to play on Sunday, but I won’t know that until later in the week.”"

If Foreman and Blue don’t play, the Texans would have to rely on Tyler Ervin and Jordan Todman to relieve starting running back Lamar Miller.

The 27 year-old Todman was recently signed by the Texans and has played for the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and most recently the New York Jets.

Todman was taken in the sixth round out of the University of Connecticut in 2011.

Todman has only rushed for a total of 531 yards during his career. With an average of 4.3 yards per carry.

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Ervin on the other hand, is only in his second season out of San Jose State. He’s a small, quick running back that can make people miss. He’s not someone that can handle a heavy work load if needed.