The Houston Texans have already ruled out Brooks Reed (Groin), Derek Newton (Knee), Jonathan Joseph (Hamstring and Groin), Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring) and Bradie James (Hamstring) for the Sunday game against the Tennessee Titans.
Also, Alan Ball will be a game time decision with a foot injury which could lead to moving Brice McCain into the starting lineup with second year corner back Brandon Harris getting more defensive snaps at the nickel corner position.
Majority of the back ups played plenty of snaps against the Detroit Lions in their Thanksgiving game, but this could be good for the Texans who are trying to get their team healthy for the stretch run.
The Following Should Start on Sunday vs. the Titans
Whitney Mercilus for Reed at outside linebacker
Ryan Harris for Newton at right tackle
Alan Ball or Brice McCain for Joseph at corner back
Barrett Ruud for James at inside linebackers