Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson should play against the Buffalo Bills, but in the final injury report before Sunday the QB was listed as questionable.
The Houston Texans released their final injury report before Sunday’s Week 6 game against the Buffalo Bills and the most noticeable listing on the report wasn’t that two players are already listed out, but that quarterback Deshaun Watson is listed as questionable with a chest injury.
Who can blame Watson for being listed as questionable with the chest issue because he was hit hard, and hit a lot, in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys as Watson did all he could to help the Texans gain a second straight win.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle wrote the following on Watson on Friday:
"“The Texans could always sit Watson out as a precautionary measure, but they are not ruling out the strong possibility of having him play against the Bills due to his toughness and mobility.”"
If the Texans are without Watson against the Bills, the backup option is Brandon Weeden, so for the sake of the Texans they better hope Watson can play this Sunday and that the offensive line can keep him from being hit. Also, Watson needs to learn to slide with the football, and not take the hit.
Without Watson, the Texans aren’t nearly as good of an offense as they are with him, and no backup quarterback on the roster can take over his spot under center as well as Watson currently plays.
Others listed as limited participation in Friday’s practice were wide receivers Keke Coutee and Will Fuller with hamstring injuries, along with tight end Ryan Griffin (toe), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (foot) and cornerback Jonathan Joseph (hip).
It will be interesting to see where Watson stands once Sunday arrives, and for the most part the Texans seem healthy enough and should still win this game in Week 6, especially if Watson plays as he has all season long.