Keke Coutee, Justin Reid headline Houston Texans Week 1 injury report

Keke Coutee #16 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Keke Coutee #16 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans have released their injury report for the season opener against the New Orleans Saints.

The Houston Texans have released their first injury report for the start of the 2019 regular season. On offense, the Texans have offensive lineman Greg Mancz, Zach Fulton, and rookie first-rounder, Tytus Howard listed on the report.

Mancz, Fulton, and Howard are nursing injuries that they suffered in the preseason. Mancz was limited in practice with an ankle injury meanwhile Fulton was also limited with a turf toe injury. On the other hand, Howard was listed as a full participant in practice with a broken finger. Texans are working towards having Fulton and Howard ready for Week 1 as they are the starters at both guard positions.

Slot wide receiver Keke Coutee was listed as a limited participant in practice on Thursday after injuring his ankle in the preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers. It isn’t out of the question that he misses this game with the Texans wanting him to healthy for the long stretch of the season. Texans have DeAndre Carter, Kenny Stills, and Duke Johnson as potential options that can play in the slot for the first game of the regular season.

Second-year safety Justin Reid was listed as a limited participant in Thursday’s practice with an apparent shoulder injury. Outside of Reid, the Texans are rolling light at safety than in prior seasons with only Tashaun Gipson, Jahleel Addae, and A.J. Moore. Barring any setbacks, Reid is likely to start with the Texans not making any moves to address the safety position so late in the week.

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Defensive lineman Carlos Watkins was a surprise addition to the injury report with a non-football related issue that kept him from practicing. Luckily for the Texans, they will have one more day of rest as they square against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night football.