The Houston Texans are banged up going into week six. But there top players that were limited in practice should be good to go.
Houston Texans’ linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and Bernardrick McKinney as well as cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Kareem Jackson have missed some practice time this week.
The good news is that Jackson fully participated on Friday. When it comes to Clowney, Joseph and Mckinney, they were all limited.
Here’s the Texans’ official week six injury report:
Even though Clowney and Joseph were limited, they’re not listed as questionable, so they should be good to go this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
When it comes to McKinney, he’s questionable, which means he has a 50-50 chance of playing.
Texans’ head coach Bill OBrien did say he expects Mckinney, Clowney and Joseph to all play.
Safety Corey Moore will not play this week as he continues to recover from a concussion. And cornerback Kevin Johnson also won’t play due to an MCL injury he suffered in week two.
O’Brien did say that he believes Johnson is close to returning.
"“I think he’s close,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “Don’t think he’ll be able to go this week, but he’s close.”"
The Texans really could use Johnson back with their secondary looking vulnerable, since he went down in week two.
With Houston heading into a bye in week seven, that gives Johnson two weeks to get ready for the Seattle Seahawks on October 28th.
With J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus now out for the season, it will be interesting to see how the Texans’ defense looks without them. They did just sign linebacker Lamarr Houston and defensive lineman Kendall Langford, but I’m not sure how much they’ll be able to help after only a few days with the team.