Texans vs. Browns: Week 10 inactives include wide receivers

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Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee (16) Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans will be without their top running back vs. the Cleveland Browns.

The Houston Texans are back on the road for the second straight week with a game against the Cleveland Browns, and to be honest it will be tougher than their game last Sunday in Jacksonville.

One of the reasons this Week 10 matchup at FirstEnergy Stadium will be tougher is the fact the Texans won’t even be starting the game with running back David Johnson as he’s ruled out with a concussion suffered in the first half last weekend, and placed on the reserve/injured list for three weeks. Against the Jaguars, Johnson had just two rushes before his injury happened.

The Week 10 inactives for the Houston Texans (2-7) against the Browns are Josh McCown (quarterback), Keke Coutee (wide receiver), Charlie Heck (offensive tackle), Senio Kelemete (offensive guard), Isaiah Coulter (wide receiver), and Charles Dmenihu (defensive end).

Only one of these players (Kelemete) was listed on the injury list on Friday as he is out with a concussion.

Houston Texans: Browns are mostly healthy with Nick Chubb return

Listed as Week 10 inactives for the Browns are Taywan Taylor (wide receiver), Dontrell Hilliard (running back), Robert Jackson (cornerback), Jovante Moffatt (safety), Jacob Phillips (linebacker), and Joe Jackson (defensive end).

In some positive news from earlier this week the Houston Texans activated A.J. Moore Jr. (safety) from the reserve/injured list, plus they also signed C.J. Prosise (running back) to the active roster.

The Browns are going to be close to having their normal starting lineup (except for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.) as Nick Chubb is returning from injury, which will cause issues for the Texans as they have troubles stopping the run this season.

The Houston Texans have a tall task ahead of them this Sunday, but upsets happen, and as we always say, with Deshaun Watson as the starting quarterback the Texans’ offense has a chance to make some noise.