Houston Texans: J.J. Watt, Laremy Tunsil ready to face the Buffalo Bills
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans will count with J.J. Watt and Laremy Tunsil for their wild-card game against the Buffalo Bills.
The Houston Texans have ten players on their injury report after adding tight end Jordan Akins with a hamstring injury that has him questionable against the Buffalo Bills. Wide receiver Will Fuller (groin) is also questionable to play for the offense after getting injured against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16.
Although tight end Jordan Thomas (illness), wide receiver Kenny Stills (knee), left tackle Laremy Tunsil (ankle) are full participants in practice and are expected to be a full go to face the Bills. Tunsil will be pivotal for the Texans offense after only surrendering three sacks through 15 regular-season games and earning Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his career.
Meanwhile, outside linebacker Jacob Martin (knee), and defensive end J.J. Watt (shoulder) will be ready to be counted on to bring pressure to Josh Allen. Watt will be in a pinch count after his rapid recovery from tearing his pectoral muscle back in Week 8 against the Oakland Raiders.
Watt was activated early this week from the injured reserve and placing safety Tashaun Gipson on the injured reserve for the remainder of the season with a back injury.
The Texans face more injuries in the secondary with several defenders listed as questionable against the Bills in their upcoming wild-card matchup.
Safety Jahleel Addae is dealing with a nagging Achilles injury, while cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Bradley Roby have been limited in practice due to hamstring injuries.