The Houston Texans could count on all their secondary to be healthy against the New England Patriots in Week 13 of the NFL regular season.
The Houston Texans (7-4) are facing their toughest opponent left on their regular-season schedule against the New England Patriots (10-1). Texans will host the Patriots in NRG Stadium for the opportunity to give the Patriots their second loss of the season after having their eight-win streak snapped against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9.
The Patriots continue to be one of the better teams in the NFL with Tom Brady entering his 20th season in the league. Texans have ten players listed on their injury report for their AFC battle against the Patriots.
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Safeties Justin Reid and Mike Adams were listed as full participants in practice after missing the Indianapolis Colts game in Week 12 with a concussion. Cornerback Lonnie Johnson was also limited in practice with an ankle injury that sidelined him from Week 12.
Meanwhile, cornerback Bradley Roby continues to be limited in practice with a hamstring injury he suffered against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. Texans will be cautious with Roby to prevent the injury from flaring up again or having it worsen.
Although there is an opportunity, he could see the field with head coach Bill O’Brien saying he continues to trend in the right direction.
Cornerback Gareon Conley is listed on the injury report with a hip injury that has him practicing in a limited fashion as the Texans continue to get ready for Week 13. Texans are also dealing with injuries in the front seven with Carlos Watkins (hamstring), Angelo Blackson, and Brennan Scarlett being limited in practice with shoulder injuries.
Despite the lengthy injury report, the Texans will likely depend on most of their players for their crucial game against the Patriots. A win not only gives the Texans a better cushion in the AFC South but also provides Houston with a better record for playoff seeding purpose down the road.