The Houston Texans have ruled four starters out for Sunday’s
contest against the Tennessee Titans, including linebackers Bradie James and
Brooks Reed, cornerback Johnathan Joseph and offensive lineman Derek Newton.
While Joseph was out on Thanksgiving Day when the Texans
took on the Detroit Lions, the other starters all sustained their injuries
during that contest. James suffered a hamstring injury while Reed injured his
groin. Newton sustained a knee injury against the Lions.
Beyond James, Reed, Joseph and Newtown, offensive lineman
Antoine Caldwell (hamstring) is also out against Detroit. Defensive back Alan
Ball, who helped fill in for the injured Joseph last week against the Lions, is
listed as questionable due to a foot injury.
Houston included a whopping 19 players on their injury
report this week, but most of them are listed as probable to play, including
wide receivers Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter, running back Ben Tate, defensive
end J.J. Watt and tight end Owen Daniels.
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